Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Awakening Days

We've had the balmiest of weather this winter.
A mild winter, with days warming to higher than average temperatures.
The warmer weather, has forced the Iris shoots to poke through the soil.
I trust they know that the season is not yet over.

The bird feeders have been a flurry of activity, and I've witnessed Spring cleaning of the birdhouses.
A busy little Carolina Wren, with her beak full of feathers, moss and sticks, flinging it all so recklessly with little regard for it's former tenant.  

The deer visit nightly

There are definite signs of spring.
Even the Lamb's Ear is looking perky.


DJan said...

Our winter has been pretty normal. Some cold nights and days, but nothing out of the ordinary. Nothing especially warm, though! I see signs of spring everywhere, and it warms my heart! :-)

rusty duck said...

Yesterday was wonderful, I was outside most of the day. Planning for Spring. Today it feels about 10 degrees colder and I am back to two fleeces!

Love the deer and the geese!

Lisa Sall - Sall's Country Life said...

Our winter has been mild up until now. Snow storms every week, oh well spring is just around the corner for us too. (a little closer for you!) Love the spring preview pics!

Andrea said...

We've had a mild winter too... although our definitions vary so greatly for the term "mild". I adore your pictures & indeed it does look like spring is on the way. I am soooo ready, aren't you?


Michelle said...

We are having early signs of spring as well! Not sure if that is a good thing or not!

George said...

Old Man Winter has put in a return appearance on the Plateau for the past few days. I'm ready for the return of some of those balmy days.

Nellie said...

Yes, there may still be some winter ahead before spring really makes an entrance. Lovely pictures!

Terry said...

No spring here - it's snowing like crazy.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I can't believe how early your spring is--I'm just seeing the earliest buds and I hope they stay 'sleeping' for just a little while longer.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Hi little leaves and flowers and buds! Spring is coming!

Willow said...

Oh to see perky lambs ear again would be lovely.
The night shot of the deer with the Canadian goose is so interesting.
To have a mild winter would be my wish about now .
We have had snow, snow and did I mention SNOW , here in New England.
Snow posts seems to be my blog theme of late , and more snow on the way!
Your blog is such a lovely place to stroll .

Barbara Lilian in France said...

Just found you from one of my new followers, I loved seeing your early spring photos.. We have had a cold winter this year where I live in France. Two weeks ago the sun appeared & stayed for a few days and all the little plants thought spring had arrived, but it was only teasing us as then we had severe frost followed by snow, I can't wait for spring to finally come to stay.I love what I have seen of your blog & will now be your new follower.