Friday, May 3, 2013

Walking Down the Road on a Warm Spring Day

As soon as I walked out my front door I noticed that all the tickling of the dirt has started to pay off.
The astible popped right up over night.



There are definitely good signs that spring is here.
Buds are popping out on the trees.

Neighbors are getting out their mowers.

It was clear enough to see all the way to the Adirondack Mountains across Lake Champlain.
Daffodils are showing their exuberant yellow faces.
 Forsythia is blooming and the pussy willows have gone by.

A magnolia in bloom!


A magnolia in bloom in Jericho, Vermont.  What more proof of global warming does one need??


It wouldn't be spring without dandelions
 or violets in Vermont lawns.

And mine is not the only garden under preparation:

What a beautiful day for a walk.


Linda said...

I'd like that walk. Although spring has been slow in some parts of the country it seems pretty normal here in the Pacific Northwest.

Muffy's Marks said...

Lucky you enjoying a sunny spring day!! You photos of the spring flowers make me jealous!! We're still freezing here in Wis! Have a great weekend!

Muffie said...

Your a tad bit behind us NJers. I love looking at all the beauty surrounding us in spring.

Olga said...

It is a hilly walk...always takes me a few weeks to readjust after a winter in Florida.

Olga said...

Yeah, I saw your ice covering this morning. It could still happen here, but I am hoping that we will be lucky this year.

Kay said...

Oh my! This is all so very gorgeous!!! Yes! You do have spring. However, I'm hearing about SNOW happening in the Midwest. Could that be? In May? I'm wishing warm weather for you so those flowers can be happy.

Arkansas Patti said...

What glorious signs of Spring. It really does put a spring in ones step, even if it is up hill.
Our buds and blooms took a beating last night. Snow in N/W Arkansas and really cold here. Hope the plants are OK.

Olga said...

Spring is a beautiful time of year.

Olga said...

It is not unheard of to have snow in May here. I remember a Memorial Day weekend when we headed out on a camping trip and it was snowing for a bit.

Olga said...

And the funny thing is that it is uphill both ways!

gigihawaii said...

Nice photos! Hope you find more flowers on your next trip outdoors.

~Kc Waddell said...

What a wonderful walk -- thank you for sharing it! Love all the flowers.

Eileen said...

Definitely a wonderful spring walk! Thank you for sharing the photos, it makes me hopeful we'll soon be seeing more signs of spring. No magnolia here though!