Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Signs of Spring

Hey everyone,

I'm back on the blog! It's just been hard to follow up the last blog I posted. JUST KIDDING. Life has been a little hectic the last couple weeks, and blogging is always pushed to the last item of the day, and then it never happens. So SORRY to the 5 or 6 people who actually read my posts!! :) Since the last 2 weekends were nice weatherwise, today I am just including a BUNCH of pictures I have taken. For some reason, I have been into taking pictures of the "Wild life" around the Milbourn House. No, I'm not just talking about Missy and the kids. We seem to have a lot of other creatures running around our yard lately, so I am including them in this post as well as other "Signs of Spring". I have been especially keen on taking pictures of the birds hanging out around the feeder. I guess its the challenge of trying to snap their pix before they get away. If they make me too mad and fly away, I just let the cat outside and she takes care of them for me! :) Hope you enjoy

OK, according to the official thermometer at the Milbourn weather center it was warm enough to enjoy a little relaxation time with a good book on the deck. I think that lasted for about 20 minutes before I was interuppted.

It was here that I discovered the 1st signs of Spring--FLIES. One was enjoying my glass of tea.

And of course, no warm early spring day could be complete without the pesky ladybugs. Luckily, they were not too bad. Just a few here and there.

The ladybugs were not to be outdone. Here's the first spider sighting of the season. I read somewhere,not long ago, that at any given time, you are always no more than 2-4 feet away from a spider. My daughter doesn't think too highly of those statistics. She was having a COW!, when I was picking this one up on our front porch. I have to admit though the big hairy ones do kinda freak me out!!

It's great to see something with COLOR outside again. These are some of our perennials which are pushing through the leaves. Pretty
exciting HUH??!!

And now its time for this blog to go to the BIRDS!! ........

I will leave you with a few squirrels frolicking in the warm weather! :)

Life is GOOD!!!!!!


Gretchen said...

Daddy Long Legs aren't spiders. You get partial credit. It is a fellow arachnid. Travis

Denny said...

Oh man- I have missed that incredible knowledge of yours!!
Missy says that particular spider is from the country of "Tsunami" :)
Get it??


JenniferLayne said...

I was soooo going to put pictures of spring's arrival on my blog the other day, but then we colored easter eggs and i was too exhausted from that ordeal to actually put the pictures on my computer (see post on March 20th for details!!). i'll get around to it sometime, though. i LOVE the squirrels at your house--they're so cute!! --sissy

Anonymous said...

I loved your pictures daddy. Especially the one of me as a girl "squirrel".

Maren your lovely,lovely,lovely,lovely,lovely,lovliest,daughter!