Wow. Has it really been almost two months since our last post? Since January’s snow, we’ve had record-breaking high temperatures, a six-day monsoon with more than five inches of rain, a few tornadoes and tomorrow night, we have a freeze warning.
Single green anole seeks female for whatever it is lizards do in the spring.
Even if spring was a little late coming to the mountain, the trees and vines have made up for lost time. The first grape clusters are everywhere and the mulberry tree’s offerings are looking abundant so far. It’ll be a race to see who gets there first — the birds or us! (The birds usually win. This is their territory.)
Spring in Arkansas is looking up!
Other visions of spring we liked:
- Delicious take on spring — http://mixerupper.com/2014/05/02/spring/
- Getting into the garden — http://marthalisek.wordpress.com/2014/05/02/weekly-photo-challenge-spring-preparations/
- Not sheepish —http://flickrcomments.wordpress.com/2014/05/02/weekly-photo-challenge-spring-2/
- Floral spring — http://youthinkyoucanblog.com/2014/05/02/a-beautiful-spring-weekly-photo-challenge/
- More floral — http://silverinthebarn.wordpress.com/2014/05/02/weekly-photo-challenge-spring/
- Utah — http://scottseyephotos.wordpress.com/2014/05/02/weekly-photo-challenge-spring/
Slept through the peak of the April 15 lunar eclipse, but got up early enough to see this beautiful moonset.
What is it about beetles that make them so darned cute? Is it their shape or their color? Or the way they move with those little legs churning away under that bubblelike shell? Each winter, we have scores of ladybugs come out of hiding and make themselves at home inside the house. We feed them. We sprinkle water near them to drink and watch them fly spirals under the lights at night. If it’s warm enough, we encourage them to go outside and find some aphids, scale insects or other pests.
And the winner is … Spring!
Arkansas did have one more round of snow on St. Patrick’s Day, with enough ice and snow to cause a 10- to 15-car pileup that shut down I-630 during the morning commute. However, Spring has gotten down to business and has taken the state in its firm grip.