The Homestone

Monday, March 22, 2010

Spring is in the air ...

David and I took some time away from the homestead this month to go and visit family in the Okanagan and Similkameen Valleys. Wonderful visits, one and all. When we left here it was still winter; although waning. Upon our return however; it's a different story. Spring! The pussy willows are coming out, the Red Winged Blackbirds are back en mass and the snow is fast disappearing. Our first dandelion opened her bright yellow petals on the spring equinox. Robins and Cedar Waxwings grace the meadow once again and all's right with the world. Vinny reminds me to mention the return of the bluebirds as well! Here are some photos from my walkabout the day after our return. Thought you might enjoy a bit of a wander with me...
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2 comments:

Hildred and Charles said...

Beautiful photos - loved the walk. The symphony reminds me of the concert around here too, - the orchard is full of robins, and they come to the curly willow and chirp and sing, until the blackbirds come along, tuning their instruments. The robins leave for a while, but then come back for their turn on stage.

Your visit meant so much to us!

Hildred and Charles said...

Couldn't find a spot to comment on the beauty of the rings, and couldn't bear not to tell you how proud we are of your artistry, David, and of Nicola's wonderful empathy with the people who wear your rings, and her talent in displaying them digitally.

Right on, my dears!