Let the past sleep, but let it sleep in the sweet embrace of Christ, and let us go on into the invincible future with Him. (Oswalt Chambers)

Friday, April 25, 2008

Yellow But Not Mellow

These daffodils were planted when a few bulbs were accidentally throw in with the compose several years ago. They're out in the back three acres away from the house, but I enjoy them several times a day when taking the dogs for a walk.

Even though we have many other daffodils planted purposefully, these are special survivors. The compose heap has been retired so we can enjoy their pretty yellow every spring.

The males goldfinches are almost done molting.

They get yellower by the day getting ready for Goldfinch mating season.

Along the creek the Marsh Marigolds (Caltha palustris), a member of the buttercup family, are in bloom.

In some places they are considered a weed. At our house, we consider them to be a lovely sign of spring.

Just as pretty are the Dandelions. I've never understood why people hate them so.

Are they really so awful to require toxic chemicals on the lawn to eradicate them? The battle will never be won. Like death and taxes, Dandelions will always be. May as well enjoy them.

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