I love the changes that come with spring. It’s like the whole world wakes up from a deep sleep. Trees and plants are blooming and springing up everywhere.
One of the Bridal Wreaths.
My favorites, Azaleas are just starting to get flowers on them.
The Bradford Pear Trees around the pond are starting to flower.
The Scuplin vine on the hillside has brand new leaves on it.
I think this may be one of several blackberry bushes.
Wild blackberries used to grow around our pond,
but they’ve been absent the past couple of years.
It’s hard not to love Spring when it heralds the arrival of new life.
The ducklings that hatched out a little over a week ago.
Ben and her three goslings.
She’s such a proud mother and
has been parading them around for all to see.
This little guy, Hershey, is half of a very playful set of twins.
Their mom, Dara, is the doe that contributed
the milk that was used to make our soap.
I suppose all of the nice weather we’ve had lately inspired some of the ducks to go on another ramble to the creek.
From front to back: Rosie the Riveter, Lucky, Bufton, Susan,
Bop, Bee, Sally, and Randy Roger.
Of course, they came running as soon as they saw me
and obediently followed me back to the pond.
At least, there is a temporary fence
along that section of our land, now.
The highway will be undergoing construction
sometime in the future so the State installed the barrier last week.
Of course, Grandma and Grandpa, always the well behaved pair, spent their time enjoying the pond while the others were up to their shenanigans. I’m surprised they walked down to it because our Pekins usually spend most of their time gathered around one of the kiddie pools, but I guess they wanted a little time away from the younger ducks.