the weekly review of our favourite things hosted by the lovely Suzanne.
I thought I’d write about a few of the signs of spring
that I’m enjoying up here in this tiny corner of the world.
Oh, there we are!
(just as an aside – notice that PEI is #1 on this map that I found on Google.
We’re such a tiny province. We never get to be #1. I just had to post it 🙂
As lovely as it is to live here,
I must admit it’s challenging to be a blogger from Prince Edward Island this time of year.
All over the blog world, people are bragging
(oops! just a slip of the fingers – honest! 🙂
I meant to write,
people are blogging about signs of spring.
Beautiful blossoms, green grass, birds returning, walks in the warm spring air …
Does anyone really want to see this? I mean, a snow-covered road?
Oh well, this is March on PEI
and a walk on a snow-covered road is #1 on my list of favourite things this week.
This is an unplowed country road, only snow-mobilers and cross-country skiers use it in the winter.
The snow is packed down and it makes a perfect trail for walking.
There weren’t any obvious signs of spring there yet,
other than the warm sun on my face
and the call of wild geese from a pond nearby.
But then I turned a corner and saw these …
2. Another sure sign of spring.
In case you think we’re totally covered in snow up here,
I had to show you this little hopeful sign of spring:
#3 on my list of favourite things
Remember the Friday Fave that I posted last fall?
I was so right when I wrote:
Hope ~ Bulbs are all in, tucked under a blanket of earth, ready for a long winter’s sleep.
And then… what pleasure they’ll bring next spring!
4. Indoors, I’m enjoying this spring prelude …
My indoor garden is in full bloom.
On the kitchen table, I have a mason jar filled with fresh-cut tulips
and I plan to keep buying them from our local greenhouse until my outdoor garden blooms.
I love this gorgeous shade of pink!
Finally, #5 on my list –
I hung a new suet bird feeder this week,
hoping to attract a certain visitor to our bird feeder tree.
and I was successful!
It’s a Downy Woodpecker ~ I think.
I’ve checked this page. You can tell the bill is shorter than the Hairy Woodpecker
and it looks as if there are some black bands on the outer white tail feathers.
As the TV doctors would say, do you concur?
Well … there you have it!
Early springtime on PEI.
Don’t you agree that it’s a challenge to spot it??
But let me tell you …
you probably won’t find a people more appreciative
of a sunny day,
or the sound of trickling water,
or a tiny tulip shoot
than Prince Edward Islanders.
Happy first day of Spring!
PS – for more Friday Favourites, join the fun over at Suzanne’s.