Monday, April 12, 2010

Signs Spring Has Sprung

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Finally spring has sprung in Minnesota. Any extra time is now spent on cleaning up the gardens and yard to ready it for the growing season. The bird in the photo is a Robin. Here, we consider this little feathered friend a sign of spring as they usually wait to arrive until the worst of winter is over. This week I will be working on cleaning the fallen oak leaves out of the flower beds. Oak trees are very nice, but don’t drop their leaves all at once the way a lot of other trees do. They continuously drop their leaves until the old ones are gone and the new ones take hold. In other words, we spend a lot of time raking around here in the fall and in the early spring.

This Hyacinth is the first flower that popped its head through this spring.

Putting the dock into the lake at my eldest daughter’s house. They have a lake right in their backyard. And look…!

…water that actually *moves*! No longer frozen, it is absolutely a sign that spring has come to Minnesota.

Another thing that is a sign of Spring is ‘flesh’…yep look…shoes with no socks! Yes!!

SONY DSC “Hey look guys! I think we have found Spring!”

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27 comments:

  1. Wow! I think that Robin may be an adolescent! Sooo cute! And the hyacinth, I don't think I've ever seen one with those gorgeous stripes before! Awesome! Thanks so much for sharing, happy Spring!!

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  2. I love all those signs of spring! Especially sandal weather!

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  3. yay! Spring! My grandparents lived in MN so we used to go visit them a lot...i LOVE late spring and summer in MN...i always remember it being just gorgeous (and my grandpa had the BIGGES, BESTEST (ha) garden in the world). Love the post, so many happy pictures. The little robin is adorable and the hyacinth is so pretty!

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  4. Boy I would say spring as sprung. I love all of these photos. They are excellent. I go around without socks almost year round LOL I love the lake :) Have a great Monday. :)

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  5. Wonderful series of spring shots. The robin is such a delight of spring and the hyacinth is so lovely. All great shots!

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  6. Hyacinths with blue stripes! Who knew? Oh, and I want a pair of those black shoes. No, seriously, I really do want to get them!.

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  7. It must be great to see spring after your long winter. I know I was glad to see it here and our winter is not so long or hard.

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  8. That shot of the robin is simply gorgeous!

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  9. What a very pretty hyacinth.
    Lucky daughter, to have a lake in the garden :-)

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  10. Those are gorgeous Hyacinths. And a lake in your backyard? Lucky! Happy Spring to you!

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  11. What an unusually coloured hyacinth!
    And don't the toes just love spring - freedom, at last!

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  12. You enjoy those signs of spring! And, that hyacinth is amazing...I don't think I have ever seen that color. It is stunning!

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  13. Beautiful world!
    Great captures.

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  14. The blue lines on the hyacinth are amazing! Dropping by from Outdoor Wednesday.

    Allison
    AtticMag

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  15. It sure looks so "springy". What a joy to live close to the waters! Those hyacinths are gorgeous!

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  16. You did a super job on sharing all the lovely signs of spring in your world. I am so glad it is here. That Hyacinth is truly beautiful.

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  17. Cute post. Spring is indeed something to celebrate. How nice to have a lake in your backyard....too fun.

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  18. Those blue-striped flowers are a delight! The Spring is glorious in a cold climate. Here we're into Autumn the most beautiful time of the year here, just like a 'perfect English summers day' day after day.Aren't we all lucky!

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  19. Having a lake for a backyard/frontyard is a little bit of heaven on earth I expect.
    Joyce M

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  20. Your pictures all look lovely. I would love have a lake in my backyard - have to settle for a pool. Happy Outdoor Wednesday.

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  21. So glad that you found spring!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha.

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  22. What an amazing photos you share, love the flower it's pretty having the blue strifes, the cute Robin is handsome.

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  23. Love your spring shots! What a beautiful hyacinth. Great shot of the robin. Bet your daughter and her family have a great time on that lake!

    ~ Tracy

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  24. I love the photo of the hyacinth, I've never seen one with blue markings on it like that. Lovely pics.

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  25. nothing better than flowers, birds and
    naked toes !Happy Spring

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  26. Hooray for sandals and bare feet! Yay spring.
    Cass

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