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 08, 2011

Early Spring, First Week in April

The Goldfinches are making excellent progress in their molting back to yellow.

Another sign of spring in the above picture - the window needs washing.

The grass is turning green and threatening to need mowing even though the daytime temperatures are still around 40F and the extended forecast is for rain, rain, and more rain.

For wildlife interest in this picture, I chose a mole hill.

AccuWeather has promised us a warmup, going as high as 80F on Sunday. With rain and possibly violent thunderstorms. In April in SW Michigan, violent thunderstorms translates as tornado weather. Our houses have basements for just that reason.

I love the look of the sedum buds in the spring.

Each year I've been increasing the garden areas devoted to sedum because the deer don't eat them.

This is a wobbly picture of a muskrat in the creek taken by someone with two pulling, leashed dogs who dream they can catch a muskrat without getting wet.

Sometimes a muskrat comes up on the land.

For this picture I only had one leashed dog pulling on me, so it's a bit less blurry.


Dorothy said...

80 degrees - really? I'd just settle for no rain. We're thinking of building an ark. There's a lake in our backyard and the forecast is getting pretty boring!

Judy S. said...

Moles,eh? The sure are destructive little critters. Could you maybe talk one of your goldfinches into heading west toward our yard? So I could at least see one of our state birds in the real? LOL I've never seen a muskrat, only river otters. Are they related maybe?

kathy b said...

you gotta be fast....and you are!

Yarn and Ivories said...

Thanks for the Spring tour! Nice doggies...