Sunday, May 4, 2014

It's About Time!

 Coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara)

Today (Sunday) started out grey and dreary, but then the sun came out this afternoon. YAY!

The very first wildflower to bloom in my area is coltsfoot. The blossoms look a lot like dandelions but notice that their centres are not at all like dandelions and that this plant blooms before the leaves spout.

 Weeping willows

And the first tree to leaf out are the willows.

 Canada goose on nest

The ducklings will be hatching soon.

 Bridge over stream

Green grass but brown cattails are the colours seen in this Newmarket park.

East Holland River, Newmarket

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25 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

happy that spring has reached you!

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

The willows are pretty in the sunlight- and I can't wait for the geese babies...watching the families swim along the bank is one of my favorite things about spring.

eileeninmd said...

It is nice to see the wildflowers blooming, happy spring.. Love the goose shot and the weeping willows.. Lovely post, have a happy week!

Revrunner said...

Yes, I'm sure spring must come as a very welcome guest where you live.

Roan said...

Glad to see spring has finally made an appearance. At first I did think the flowers were dandelions, but not quite. They are pretty.

Michelle said...

Those flowers do look a bit like dandelions. I like the bright yellow.

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

a lot of these yellow flowers lookalike.

Andy said...

Pretty soon we will be complaining about the heat.

William Kendall said...

Beautiful shots!

Spring is slowly (very slowly) asserting itself.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Glad spring is finally showing itself there. The trees here are begining to show some green here too. Hopefully some flowers will be blooming soon. Happy spring!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Beautiful signs of spring.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I guess maybe we can say Spring has sprung everywhere now?

Susan said...

Beautiful! Love the goose on the nest. Gorgeous country and riverside views :D)

Jack said...

IT'S SPRINGTIME!

Judy said...

Wow, until you pointed it out I thought they were dandelions. Pretty spring shots.

Small City Scenes said...

Things are greening up, leafing out and coloring up---ain't life grand. MB

llandudnopictures said...

Colour is blooming everywhere!

Sandra said...

i love dandelions and these are close and love the yellow. odd no leaves until after the bloom. love that river view and you have ducklings on the way and we have raccoon babies on the way

Sue said...

What an appealing scene. I love weeping willows!

=)

Lisa Gordon said...

So glad that spring has finally come to you!
I am quite sure that this week is the week for us. :-)

Pat Tillett said...

That looks like a great park. It is probably nice anytime of year. I love weeping willows. They used to be everywhere out here, but not so much these days.

Karen said...

Yay, you have signs of spring!

Ileana said...

Beautiful signs of spring!

Rambling Woods said...

Yea!..... That is a new plant for me. I would have thought dandelion..... Spring yea! .... Michelle

Rose said...

I always enjoy your nature notes so much!

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