Coming to Life!

As the thermometer kept rising today, I couldn’t help but grab the Nikon and head outside. Surely there must be something to photograph!

As I walked around the front yard, I was surprised to see I wasn’t the only one walking there….

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Yes, a Bumblebee! I was so interested, I did some poking about on the internet regarding where bees go in the winter months. In reading, I came to the conclusion that this is likely a queen who spent the winter under piles of leaves. She is now coming out as the weather warms up.

This time of the year, it is simply mind-boggling how quickly we can receive several inches of snow…and, how quickly it can all disappear! Such is the case of the 8 or 9 inches we got last Friday. And, to my surprise, the daffodils that had begun to grow last week are now two or three inches tall! The snow must have provided a insulating blanket that helped them to advance quite substantially for being buried alive!

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The biggest surprise, though, were these tulips. Last week, I had looked for any signs of life in the garden between the house and garage. There was nothing at all….However, today is a different story!

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And a definite sign of spring? A hoodie, shorts, and boots for the mud!

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