May Day

 

Today is May 1st, May Day.  Today I celebrate spring in all it’s glory.  For the next 6 months, I look forward to warm weather, no snow, gardening, my pond………….everything that goes with spring and summer.

While I was working outside today, I took some pictures to share with you:

The daffodils are finally blooming!

Daffodils are blooming

Daffodils are blooming

And the ostrich fern ‘fiddleheads’ are beginning to unfurl.

Fiddleheads

Fiddleheads

Pond stream

Pond stream

I managed to get the leaf net off the pond and the pump in and running.  It’s nice to see it going with the anticipation of adding the fish, which have overwintered in my cold-room.  There are already some inhabitants who have made a home there:

Bullfrog in the pond

Bullfrog in the pond

The wild ginger is up along the pond’s edge and I noticed some of the hostas have started to poke through the ground.

Wild ginger

Wild ginger

Of course, flies have awakened from their winter slumber. 

Fly

Fly

Yeah, the rhubarb is up!!   That’s a sure sign of spring!

Rhubarb

Rhubarb

And the cheerful forsythia is in full bloom.  I bought a cutting of this bush at a local school plant sale several years ago and it has thrived beautifully, faithfully blooming first thing every spring.

Forsythia

Forsythia

A few days ago, I moved the flagpole to the riverside and put up a new Canadian flag.  It helps me see which way the wind is blowing for hanging laundry while being patriotic.  I now have a spring list of chores to do which I hope to accomplish in due time. 

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Bruce
    May 01, 2013 @ 14:51:27

    Great to hear you are enjoying the outside. nice pics

    Reply

  2. Maureen Sinclair
    May 01, 2013 @ 15:06:32

    I love your pics, I love the spring, watching everything coming up , like flowers & so forth, The fresh smell, & like being outside. The birds singing in the morning,Great time of year Linda. Enjoy it.

    Reply

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