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Sunday, March 24, 2013

Our World Tuesday: Spring is in the air

Spring is definitely arriving where I live (Raleigh, NC, U.S.).
The birds are singing louder and louder.
There are still mornings when I have to get ice out of the bird baths when they freeze overnight.
But there's no stopping spring.
More and more American Robins are making their presence known.
They are starting to forage on the ground.
The male cardinal below was hanging out with the robins.
I've even spotted a few azalea buds but hopefully most of them will be slower about getting to this phase. These varieties of azaleas set their tiny buds in the fall but they are usually barely visible until much later in spring. Sometimes this bush blooms in mid to late April but most of my azaleas don't bloom until May.
The forsythia blooms is a welcome sign of spring.
Periwinkle blossoms are one of the early spring flowers that don't mind some frost, unlike azaleas which do better when they bloom after the last frost which is usually mid to late April here.


Cezar and Léia said...

Birds singing "Welcome Spring"! Wonderful set of pictures, thanks for sharing!

Penelope Notes said...

The last photo is my favorite in this series. I like how the soft color emerges through the foliage like a tiny star. I saw similar beginnings in my world. Even though your temperatures have been icy cold your buds seem on par with the warmer western regions.

Photo Cache said...

I cannot wait to see the azalea blooms. It's been really good hear weather wise. It's all been in the 70s and so spring like too.

Indrani said...

It is going to be colorful soon and I am excited.

Ruby Manchanda said...

Wonderful pictures

Randi said...

You make me so jealous... ; )
I love your spring signs...beautiful pictures.
Thanks for me hoe!!!

Black Jack's Carol said...

I'm can almost hear the birds and smell the freshness. What a happy post, Carver. Just delightful!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Spring! Yay! So glad it's finally there.. Thanks for sharing. I love this post.

Anonymous said...

Lucky you! And thank you for those spring like photos, I enjoy them here in he middle of thick snow and frosts!

Rajesh said...

Wonderful shots with such great birds.

Anna said...

Spring in the air... I hope it very soon, Carver :))
Love your spring captures...
Warm greetings from Holland,
Anna :))

Unknown said...

Looks like spring to me. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

eileeninmd said...

Carver, lovely spring colors and flowers. The sky shots are beautiful! Spring is late to arrive here, we had snow today. I am eagerly waiting for my flowers to bloom and warmer weather. Great post, have a happy week!

Fun60 said...

I'm looking forward to the forsythia blooming but no sign as yet.

islandwonder said...

Great pictures! Come on spring.

Anonymous said...

Love the last image most. Yes, can't wait for spring. Please have a good Tuesday.

Karen said...

Oh yes, springhas sprung! Lovely shots!

eastcoastlife said...

Finally! Spring is here and I could sense your joy through your photos.

Anonymous said...

I'm so excited for you. Those pictures of the blossoms are just gorgeous!

mick said...

A great series of photos. I especially like the delicate look of the branches against that very blue sky in the first photo.


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