Hi everyone and welcome to something sort of new! Instead of our Darting Dragonflies, I have replaced it with Thursday’s Thoughts which will include several different things. It will include dragonflies at times, butterflies, mushrooms, insects in general, plus other thoughts about things. Basically just a series where I talk about, whatever comes to mind that Thursday. With pictures of course to go along with what I’m talking about. It is a sunny, but cool day today, with a strong north wind. I would like to go for a walk to the river, but I think I will wait another day and maybe it won’t be so windy. It is hard to hear back in the pines with such a strong wind, and I like to hear what is going on around me. Especially since there are hungry bears around this time of year. Generally bears will run when people come along, they don’t want a fight anymore than we do. But it’s those sudden unexpected encounters that can be troublesome. And a noisy wind can make it hard for them to hear as well.
Anyway, here I am and spring has arrived even though on some days, like this one, it doesn’t really feel like it. But, there are signs of spring showing up everywhere. New growth in the landlord’s flower gardens. The grass is turning greener all the time, as in the pic above.
And there are new tiny leaves showing up on small shrubs and even on some larger shrubs now. Some of those new leaves are sort of a reddish color or reddish green, like on the small shrub above. But they are popping out now which is so nice to see, a true sign of spring and an exciting time as it shows that summer is not far away now.
And the wildflowers are beginning to grow again as well and likely won’t be long before some of them are once again blooming, such as these “pale corydalis” in the pic above. And these “tansy” plants that have also begun to grow in the pic below, even though they don’t start to bloom until mid to late summer.
Spring. Little things. A most beautiful time of the year. It brings with it new growth, and new hope that things do get better. We just need to be patient and wait a little. I hope you have enjoyed this little rambling of mine today. Each week will be a little different so please come and check it out. I also hope that you all have a wonderful day, stay safe and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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