I would like to say I am a birder but really I am a walker that carries a camera. Always find nature. It is February 2015! Happy Valentines Day!
By: WeatherWise , 5:18 PM GMT on April 14, 2014
Stages of Spring
Spring comes in stages. Of course there is always the anticipation stage, where we are making it spring two weeks before the actual date of spring which usually does not really mean spring even still for another couple of weeks. There are the buds on the trees fooling us by looking just like they might open any time now.
Next a few CROCUS peek through
The little greenery all around is the ice plant that will have beautiful neon pinkish reddish purplish color tiny sunburst type flowers and a few early daffodils show up but not in their great splendor until later.
Next come the Bradford Pears,
then the other fruit trees begin to show their blooms. The forsythia and the crabapple bloom and unnoticed except for through our allergies the pine begin to bloom also.
Finally comes the full blast of the daffodils and jonquils
followed by the dogwoods and azaleas
not to mention the weeping cherries
and several other blooming trees about the time the green onions appear followed by the dandelions. We wait for the grass to green up which takes longer than we want. Then the mowing and yard chores begine. Spring is in full swing with anticipation of summer and wonderful vegetables and strawberries and daisies and more. Oh and don't forget the pansies!
Spring also brings T-Ball for my grandson, Easter, Dance Recital for two of my granddaughters, birthday for one granddaughter and so much more.
Received this info for coloring eggs in a newsletter from Terrapin Cove Farm - see COMMENT #5 to read the whole newsleter:
Deep Gold: Boil eggs in turmeric solution, 30 minutes.
Sienna: Boil eggs in onion-skin solution, 30 minutes.
Dark, Rich Brown: Boil eggs in black coffee, 30 minutes.
Pale Yellow: Soak eggs in room-temperature turmeric solution, 30 minutes.
Orange: Soak eggs in room-temperature onion-skin solution, 30 minutes.
Light Brown: Soak eggs in room-temperature black coffee, 30 minutes.
Light Pink: Soak eggs in room-temperature beet solution, 30 minutes.
Light Blue: Soak eggs in room-temperature cabbage solution, 30 minutes.
Royal Blue: Soak eggs in room-temperature cabbage solution overnight.
Lavender: Soak eggs in room-temperature beet solution, 30 minutes. Follow with room-temperature cabbage solution, 30 seconds.
Chartreuse: Soak eggs in room-temperature turmeric solution, 30 seconds
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