Merry Meet and Merry Part, and Merry Meet again

Friday, May 4, 2012


Thanks to my husband's quick thinking, these tulips survived the killing frosts. He covered them with a bucket.

Of course, you can see that the weeds that weren't covered managed to survive as well. A little humor from Mother Nature.

Our sweet crabapple tree thriving

Yesterday our area was inundated with small butterflies. Everywhere you looked they were fluttering and flittering by the hundreds. Little black and orange shapes, smaller but similar to monarchs. Apparently it was part of the migration of the Admiral butterfly. Thousands and thousands passed through. I tried to snap a photo or two, but they were just too quick. Nature's speed demons.

I did get this somewhat blurry photo of a ladybug in our rowan tree. This magickal tree is about to burst into bloom. I haven't quite figured out the macro settings on Elphie, my little camera. Nature provides the subjects for super photos.

In this photo, amongst the growing iris, is a swath of lily-of-the-valley. If you look closely at the ones in front you can see they have been neatly cropped. Chomped on by rabbits. Nature's pruning team.

I like this combination of colors. The blue of the muscari (grape hyacinth) with a lovely yellow; an unknown name weed. Nature provides color sense.

Just a few photos from my yard that illustrates the gifts from Nature, with the final photo providing a message from Mother Nature herself...Forget-Me-Not.


Jeanne said...

Wonderful photos!!! There is so much blooming in your yard. :0) So lovely!
And the cutesy little ladybug! :0) Spring is popping out all over!

c. Joy said...

You're finally getting Spring! What's a rowan tree? The only rowan I'm familiar with is Rowan Atkins (of Mr. Bean/Blackadder fame). Have a great weekend!

Linda in New Mexico said...

Beautiful photos of Mother Natures wonders and your hard work. Thanks for sharing and have a super weekend BB, Oma Linda
psssssst: enjoy the Super full moon

Anonymous said...

Spring has just begun over here :-) so none of those flowers are even close to flower yet. But at least the trees are getting leafs now.

Lots of butterflies here too but as You say, they are almost impossible to get a photo on.

Have a great day!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

After eating all those lilies of the valley, the local rabbits will have nice perfumey breaths. No halitosis among that bunch.

Anonymous said...

I sure am grateful to your husband, for these photos are beautiful!

Sandy Sandy said...

Happy Spring Robin! Your yard is lovely!!

Anonymous said...

Robin, I love these photos...they are so pretty!!! We have had those butterflies here, too. They have been hanging around our crabapple trees like crazy. My hubby was able to get a photo of one of them. I'll try to post it next week.


Magic Love Crow said...

Beautiful pictures from your yard! Love them all! It's so much fun in Spring, seeing everything come to life ;o)