Wednesday, April 27, 2011

April 27/ Nature Notes

Browns are turning into green, blue, pink, yellow and white

Even though we did receive a dusting of snow this week, spring is beginning to grow green. See it in the grass beneath the feet of the Canada goose?  Believe me, that was one very noisy goose. It honked and honked to warn me away from the end of a friend's pond. I'm thinking its mate is sitting on some eggs in a very private spot.

We have many more blossoms this week than last. Truth be told, none of them are very big so most of nature here is still looking fairly brown. But if you look closely you can now see buds and tiny red flowers on some maple trees like the one in the upper left square. Moving clockwise, yellow and often mistaken for dandelions, coltsfoot blossoms (Tussillago farfara) hug the ground at the sides of roads and in waste places without any leaves to accompany them. (The leaves will appear later.)

Pink Bethlehem Sage (aka lungwort or Pulmonaria) turn blue as they age. And the emergence of white Liverwort (Hepatica) means the woods will soon be coloured with spring wildflowers.  Blooming profusely, Siberian squill (Scilla siberica) have temporarily coloured at least one East Gwillimbury front lawn blue.

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15 comments:

Barbara said...

Great series of captures... Love spring time

Judy said...

Wonderful! I'm glad spring is starting to show it's face there.

Kathy said...

Miss Mosaic strikes again! Beautiful shots. I can tell you're liking this thing called spring.

P.S. It's practically summer here!

Halcyon said...

I saw some Canadian geese in Jackson this past weekend. I told them to stay there. THey really can make such a mess! :)

Tanya said...

beautiful spring time shots!!

Gattina said...

A beautiful spring collage !

texwisgirl said...

I'm not too far from Kathy, and yes, it's almost summer here in Texas already. So enjoy your springtime while it lasts!

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

it seems spring is in the air already!

lovely spring photos and post!

have a great day!
betty

Boonie S said...

Bloomin’ lovely. Geese make great guard birds don’t they.

All the best, Boonie

don said...

A nice series showing spring is actually here. We had snow this week too, and sun, and rain. and that spring-like mix that looks so impossible...sunshine and snow at the same time. :-)

Winchester Daily Photos said...

Some pretty Spring pictures

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

The colors of spring are lovely.Each new flower and leaf is a welcome sight.

George said...

It's good to see the colors of Spring in your mosaic. Hopefully you will have many more colors to share in the days ahead.

Small City Scenes said...

Lovely lovely!! I am glad Spring is finally arriving there. Since we don't get as cold as you do there and the snow cover doesn't last too long we are green all year long. I never realized that until I started blogging and seeing different countries and stuff. MB

Carver said...

Nice to see what's going on in your early spring neck of the woods. I think we're about a month ahead of you but you're catching up fast.

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