Welcome to Friday’s Favourite Five! We’re counting our blessings again with Suzanne at Living To Tell The Story.
I think there is one word to describe a Prince Edward Island spring . . .
When all of bloggersville is bursting with blooms and blossoms, we’re in a kind of waiting stage.
But sure enough, every year without fail, spring finally comes.
Every day, I’m watching for the changes – they make me so. happy.!
1. The grass is turning green and the daffodils, large and small, dance in the breeze.
This, my very dear friends, is blue sky – it’s been a rare commodity this spring.
The tulips are just about to open
and the grape hyacinth is beginning to bloom.
And here are some cheery little primula ~ a bright spot in the still bare garden.
2. Ah . . . . the birds are returning. How can I describe how happy these tiny, brightly feathered, creatures make me feel?
Every morning I turn my chair (which in the winter faces the woodstove) so that I can look out the window and watch them as I have my quiet time. I wrap myself in a blanket and open the window (yes Island springs are a bit chilly) so I can listen to the the dawn chorus.
Have you ever listened to the songbirds’ dawn chorus? It’s a lovely way to celebrate spring!
3. Another sure sign of spring – the ferry is running again between Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia. The Northumberland Strait was grey and choppy when I took this photo but it won’t be long before I’m swimming in there – the warmest water north of the Carolinas!! (Incredulous? Check here)
4. And here’s another sign – lobster season is open! All along the coastline, you can look out and see the tiny fishing boats bobbing up and down on the Strait.
We haven’t had any lobster yet but we will very soon!
5. Springtime is a lovely time to get outside walking – my girl and I have been walking in the woods lately. It’s so nice to be in the fresh air – despite the grey weather we’ve been having.
The leaves aren’t out yet but the red maples are budding.
and there are vernal pools for exploring.
Hope you enjoyed a little taste of an Island spring.
Thanks so much for coming by.
Have a wonderful weekend!