I am participating in a project over at My 3 Boybarians called Project52 (P52) which stands for “1 photo each week for a year.” There is an assigned theme each week and I try to take the best photo I can related to that theme. You can see all my other weekly photos here. Here is my picture for this week’s theme…
Things that grow… my favorite thing about spring! The grass starting to grow, the growing leaves on the trees, and the flowers, oh the flowers!
I love flowers… maybe that is why I enjoy working in the yard so much.
Let’s go back in time just shy of a month ago. I showed you how I cleaned out and replanted flower garden – this picture was taken on 3/26/12.
About 10 days later, on Easter, I took this picture – 4/8/12.
Fast forward another 10 days and everything is in full bloom – pictures taken on 4/19/12.
I love roses and daisies! My wedding flowers were red roses and daisies – hmmm… guess I still like them almost 10 years later.
Once again – just shy of a month ago.
And yesterday – what a difference a month makes.
By the way, there’s something else growing on my front porch.
We are the proud parents of lots of baby birds! ;0 For the last 5 years or so a family of House Finches make their home and raise a family in our ferns. They actually fly around my porch as soon as the weather gets warm just waiting for me to put up my ferns so they can start building their nests. We usually have just one family nesting, but this spring we have a family nesting in each fern (probably some of our previous baby birds all grown up and raising their own family – awwww!) I checked the nests yesterday and the babies were just hatching. Each nest had 4 eggs and as of yesterday there were 3 babies hatched in one nest (checked today and all 4 eggs have hatched now!)
And the second nest had 1 little bird that was still a little damp looking – just hours old from hatching. (There are 3 hatched as of today.)
I might try to stake out the nests one day and get a picture of the parents but they are hard to get on camera.
Here’s what they look like though – love the daddy’s red coloring.
And yes, they are songbirds. So my mornings are filled with glorious chirping from the front porch – the cat and I both love it!
Enjoying all the things growing this Spring – birds, flowers, trees, grass…
What are your favorite things that grow?