Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Spring!

There's a Toot hair on the far left flower!

Here are some pictures of the earliest flowers of the season. This is my favorite time of year -- when the sun is soft, the wind catches your hair, and the world is green. I suggest listening to Ben Whishaw's reading of Keats' "Ode to a Nightingale" while looking at these pictures.



Buds awaiting their glorious hour

Little suns

A curious red fungus growing by a drainpipe.

These flowers smell the best in the world.


Cheech on a hike

Pond reeds

Cattails spreading their seed

Chee gets to swim in the seasonal ponds formed by rainwater

The very ground is a green carpet

Daffodils!

A very rare glimpse of the Communists' face

The edge of the garden



Wildgrass

Little flowers


Plum blossoms


Toot with a huge stick

Baby birch leaves



Ponderosa Pine about to shed pollen

Daffodils amongst the rosemary


Lavender




The chickens and goats

video

Batilda (B&W on the left) talking

video

Mackenzie's Momma -- Aww I miss chicks! How did the party go?

Tracie --
Your adoration of Tumnus made my day! I'm glad others think he's as adorable as we do. I hope you saved the picture for your background ;) Alex took that picture of him when he was a baby and perfectly captured his gentle personality. In this video of the chickens, you can see grown up Tumnus watching me curiously.

2 comments:

Mackenzies Momma said...

Oooh spring. In just a few short weeks I'll be traipsing up to the valley to stalk the tulips (during the week. Screw the weekends and d@mned tourists. They drive slow. *ahem* sorry. Bit ranty)

Party went well pulled off the awesome Camo Princesses theme.

Also its starting to officially look like spring here too- the green moss is out! (we have two seasons here- green moss and brown moss)

Tracie said...

Ut Oh You got spmamed by Anonymous....

I'm a hug animal lover so I love your pictures of all of the animals. I think I missed my calling as a Vet or at the very least- A Pet Store employee....
And I've always wanted a Goat. He's the cutest darn thing. So are all of the animals. Even the Communist... :) What is his real name?