It’s still brisk and windy around these parts, but the sun is beginning to shine through today. Not as warm as most of us would like spring to be yet!
Our Old English Sheepdog, Eddie, and our Golden Retriever, Duke, are always willing companions on a walk through the orchards and farm down to the river. No matter the temp, they always jump in for a quick swim . . . and a huge drink!
On the way, we spied emerald ferns pushing through the leaves on the forest floor.
Springtime is also pruning time in the apple orchard. Here, dwarf Red Delicious trees are getting ready to bear fruit, after a healthy pruning.
Purple flowers–probably weeds–dot the ground under the peach trees.
A pair of mallards swim in the pond.
Duke can’t resist a swim in the pond, too, which is greening up with algae and the banks around it show more green than gray, too.
Buds on the magnolia tree are swelling, giving hope for the pearly/pink flowers to come.
Tulips crop up, here and there.
After one final dip, Eddie and Duke drag themselves out of the river and up the bank for a run home!
As we’re still searching for color outside, I just couldn’t resist sharing these vibrant colors from a friend’s greenhouse earlier this week . . .
Piercing pink and purple hydrangeas, my all-time favorite . . . and. . .
darling, little petunias, planted in egg shells. How cute is that?
To see who else is strolling for signs of spring, please visit the Quiet Country House.