The month of May where I live is one of my favorite times of year. Spring is in full swing, my yard is coming back to life with a vengeance, lots of birds are busy at the bird feeders and bird bath and I can open the windows when the weather teases of summer.
The birds have been loving the new birdbath.
I’ve never seen so many goldfinches in my backyard which has been a wonderful treat.
Sometimes the birds are on the move and I have to take a quick photo through a dirty window, like this bluejay right outside the kitchen.
Other times I get lucky and notice a cardinal hanging out in the tree above me while I’m standing in the backyard on a break from working from home.
So many wonderful reasons to be out in nature, watching the wildlife in my backyard and soaking up the wonder and magic of Spring!
I’m always in awe over everything that’s happening in our yard and neighborhood during Spring, especially after seeing all our plants go dormant and stay brown and grey for so many months in Winter. We planted lots of bulbs last Fall, so it’s exciting to see new flowers blooming throughout our gardens.
So many sizes, shapes, colors and textures! It’s amazing out there! Hope you’re enjoying Spring too.
We are starting to see more and more signs of spring around here. All kinds of birds have returned, which is wonderful to hear in the early mornings and at dusk, a chorus of robins, grackles and mourning doves.
It’s such a fun time of year to start exploring our backyard again!
I’m anxious to look for more signs of spring, to find more buds opening and bulbs popping up and blooming. This week’s yard chores include raking the lawn, getting fresh mulch for all of the garden beds, and planting pansies.
On my weekend treasure-hunting excursions throughout our gardens, I found a few tulips in bloom that the rabbits haven’t eaten.
Some of the tulips came up in places different than where we planted them. I think the squirrels have been busy rearranging things for us.
I love looking at our neighbors’s gardens which are chock-full of colorful tulips. Since I didn’t have time to plant more bulbs last fall, I am cherishing the few tulips we do have. And making a note to self to plant more bulbs in fall. I think I’ll try to plant late-blooming tulips since the rabbits love to eat the early-blooming tulips which are some of the first plants to come back to life after a dormant winter.
It’s always exciting when our bleeding heart shrubs start to bloom. They are such a delicate, dainty plant. They grow right next to our front porch, making it so inviting and fresh. We like that they spread because we find more new shrubs in different places each year.
Spring is my favorite season because everything comes back to life revealing so many cheerful pops of color. More and more signs of spring are popping up after our 6-day marathon of clouds, cold and rain finally moved on.
There are buds on the trees and birds gathering for their nests and combing the grass for bugs and seeds.
I was finally able to dig in the dirt, plant a few cool-weather annuals, and make our first trip to the garden center. Very relaxing and energizing!