Gloomy Sunday

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It rained buckets last night and it looks like more rain is coming in. Meanwhile, blackbirds and a couple of blue jays have gathered in our pin oaks.

I don’t pretend to know a lot about wildlife photography–or photography for that matter. But I do know to tiptoe out the door to catch a photo like this. Lucky for me, the storm door didn’t squeak.

Daffodils have started to bloom. One lone tulip. And Jim has mowed the grass for the first time. Welcome Spring 2019.

Starting to be Spring Sunday

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Sunny today but cold–in the mid-20’s (-7C). The cold doesn’t seem to bother the emerging perennials.

A couple of blue jays are picking in the garden, looking for worms maybe or insect larvae. They fly away when I come out with the camera, so no picture.

Clean-up is underway. Lots of raking and pulling out the nasty ground cover weeds that seem to thrive in winter.

And I discovered a hack for picking oak leaves out of rose bushes–a kitchen tongs. Keeps my hands out of the thorns.

Warm-up is predicted this week. The lettuce will go in and zinnia seeds spread. Happy spring.