As April arrives, birds continue to call for mates and pairing-up is in full swing. Building or re-furbishing nests is in process, and every once in a while I hear what may be the cheeps of chicks.
While Jello and I were on our daily walk, a Song Sparrow, perched upon a blackberry vine, belted-out a melodious invitation.
Twining along the rail to my front door is an Evergreen Clematis, it makes a pretty welcome.
Spring invites us back outside, and since I like messing around with dirt and plants, this is my favorite time of year.
There’s much cleaning out and planning to do – I call it playing outside!
March winds linger, scattering Flowering Plum (Prunus cerasifera) petals into pink drifts. Here they are floating in a birdbath while April showers patter.
My neighbor has an admirable copse of Forsythia (seen in the background above) with a lovely Flowering Quince anchoring each end of the border. Such a wonderful shrub!
A few years ago I learned that Primroses, sold locally as annuals, actually are perennial evergreens in my zone. They are thriving in a rock garden I can see from the kitchen window – my “Primrose Lane” cheers me all winter.
“Flowers are beautiful hieroglyphics of nature, with which she indicates how much she loves us.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Beautiful spring flower gallery! The bird capture is lovely! Love the Primrose. 💙
Than you so much for joining us. 🙂 🙂
Thank you, Amy! It is a pleasure.
Those beautiful purple blooms would cheer me too Lindy! Wonderful choices for the challenge.
Thank you, Tina!
Just splendid, all of it. ❤ I have never seen the flowers in the last photo. Enjoy your playing outside!