Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Spring approaches!

That was a surprise! I went to bed, after the kids had visited, and found lizard in my bed. April Fool's Day, no doubt.

With some blog buddies showing photos of beautiful crocus, daffodils, and the like, we're still brown, and frozen. It gives me hope, though, to see change creeping up the continent.

The goldfish pond is slowly melting. It refreezes in the night, though.

The wetland is slowly waking up. It melts at the shoreline, then eases into the middle. It smells wonderful. 
Down in the forest, I spotted a brown creeper. There were several singing in the trees, as well. They are elusive, but for now the bugs are low, near the roots, and the creepers are obvious.

Brown creeper Mar 30 from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.
The crows are quite kooky!
Murder of crows from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.
The frog pond is quite frozen, still.

Yet, things are melting. Down at the fence, I planted bulbs last year in new spots. THEY ARE GROWING! Until the deer get them, I will enjoy them! 

We did take the opportunity to go to the lake and see the birds that have migrated.
Narrows lock from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.


Christine said...

Lovely spring post and videos, it is almost here!

Yamini MacLean said...

hari OM
Yeah, still waiting here; more snow and rain... Over on the East side of the Bonny Land, the father's crocus and daffies are up and about. Nearly there! Your new banner photo is one of your best yet!!! YAM xx

RedPat said...

I've seen a lot of crows in the city this spring!

Anvilcloud said...

The drabbest time of year, especially when the skies are gray too.

Red said...

You are getting a taste of spring but we are not even close to a taste. It was minus 26 C last night.

Far Side of Fifty said...

Cold here, and you have brown...that is better than white:)

Anonymous said...

I thoroughly enjoyed your wonderful videos. Hoping your temps warm up soon. Have a blessed day.

Cloudia said...

You live in such a great place, Jenn!

William Kendall said...

The crows are a welcome sight!

Powell River Books said...

Your spring will come pretty soon. My daffodils in the float garden are in full bloom. I wish they would last longer. - Margy