Monday, March 29, 2010

My World in Spring

How do I know it’s Spring?

finery

The neighbors Pink Flamingo is showing off his Spring wardrobe.

green hills

The green hills are washed with white popcorn flower.

garden

My garden has begun its succession of Spring bloom.

wisteria

 

 

Perfumed with the heavenly fragrance of the wisteria.

 

In the open space the sheep have moved on to other pastures.  But wait, they left one behind!

ewe1

No, not one, there is another.

ewe 2

Another sign of Spring.  A new born lamb.  Not wanting to tire or disturb them during this critical period, the shepherds fenced the ewe and her lamb and left them for a day, allowing them to rest and bond before returning them to the flock.

I had no idea when we moved here that it would be such a “back to nature” experience.  Sheep lambing 100 feet from my back door, egrets, pheasants, quail, hawks and songbirds I see or hear every day from my yard.  A walk down by the pond and I can see a wide variety of water fowl.  Five years here and I still find new things to wonder at!

You can find more worlds at My World Tuesday, hosted for us by Klaus, Sandy, Wren, Fishing Guy and Sylvia.

28 comments:

maryt/theteach said...

Such beauty and love and extraordinary nature, Martha. Thank you for sharing it with us. My poem is about my small town in The BIG city of New York City.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Cool. You do have nature in your back yard.

EG Wow said...

I think you live very close to Heaven, Martha. I would love to have all that nature so close by! I had no idea that a ewe and lamb might not naturally bond without being penned in together.

noel said...

aloha,

thanks for sharing a little bit about your world today, thats a very beautiful scene of the area, the animals and the flamingoes...i miss wisteria, it must smell amazing.

Pat said...

Lincoln looks like a great place to live--nice housing near beautiful bucolic country! You only live about an hour from me. What a lovely place.

Denise said...

Wonderful post Martha, and great photographs. I especially loved the mother sheep and lamb.

antigoni said...

Great photos!!! The first one is so funny :).

Sylvia K said...

What a marvelous place! And your photos are so delightful!! I love them! Particularly the sheep and I can almost smell the wisteria! What a great place you live in! Hope you have a great week, Martha!!

Sylvia

Noelle said...

How wonderful to live somewhere where you can enjoy nature up close. The tiny lamb is just precious! I also love the flamingos ;-)

caughtbymycamera said...

Sounds like a wonderful place to live.

Al said...

That sounds truly idyllic, and your photos show it perfectly. No signs of spring here yet, other than warmer days.

Ginnymo said...

Isn't Spring wonderful! With all the new life emerging. Love the lambs!! Who would have thought that people have Flamingos out there..Ha! At least they are dressed nice! Great post Martha!

Diane AZ said...

Fun and fascinating signs of spring! I love the wisteria and the sheep and I wonder what the flamingo will be wearing in the summer.

ρομπερτ said...

wordless after seeing those amazing last pictures. thank you for sharing. please have a nice tuesday you all.

Tam@BloggingBradleys said...

Great post. I love the sheep. The pink flamingos are way too funny. I may have to make some clothes for some here in Florida. Tam http://bloggingbradleys.blogspot.com/

Wren said...

And to think, I never knew flamingos were Irish.

Lindy MacDuff said...

What a wonderful place to live and enjoy!

Lawstude said...

ahh. lovely spring. looks like a wonderful place to live.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Wonderful place to live! Beautiful nature. And a neighbor with a decidedly whimsical sense of humor. My week (and my post) were prosaic this week -- we didn't have time to go exploring. So I appreciate your sharing -- even more than I usually do.

Ebie said...

Those flamingos are in fashion too! Very cool! Very retirement spot! This is the kind of place where I want to be when the time comes!

Those wisterias are a beauty!

Indrani said...

What a lovely caption! And the shots are do delightful!
Great post!

Carolyn Ford said...

What a beautiful post! Those wisterias are SO beautiful...the flamingos are a riot! Just delightful from top to bottom!

Tammie Lee said...

wisteria blooming
sheep nursing how wonderful to see!

Riet said...

What a beautiful place to live and tk know by nature spring is coming

wncmountainliving said...

Sounds like you live in a wonderful spot - so close to nature!

Johnny Nutcase said...

baby lambs and fancy flamingos! those lambs are so incredibly sweet.Ther have been a lot of babies around here too, i love 'em! And what a pretty field of little flowers, great post!

Barb said...

I can almost smell the wisteria and hear the lamb bleating. Spring has definitely sprung for you! Lucinda wants to dress like a Flamingo - you've started something...

happily retired gal said...

What a beautiful world in Spring you've shared and I love the whimsical flamingos too.
Hugs and blessings,
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