Ms. Rory Bore, our Coffee Chat hostess, is Canadian. She has let us know that she is: "So done with Winter!" This week she pleads with us to: "Show your Spring!" So, Rory, as promised I am sending you some of mine.
This is early Spring in Northeast Illinois.
Suddenly, all of the trees have leaf buds.
The peach tree has buds, so we are hoping for blossoms soon.
The tulips are growing quickly, now.
The hollyhocks suddenly popped up, too.
These crocuses were planted in the grass by a creative squirrel.
Wild Daylily are native to Illinois. They will be orange, and
are usually called "tiger lily" here, though they really aren't.
An extremely important plant (*wink*): organic catnip.
I sun dry it and jar it for the long winter months.
Maggie, Grizelda & Chloe Jo get it fresh in Summer,
and then dried in the Winter months. They love it,
but it is very good for them, as well.
Even though it is still a bit cool, wet, and grey,
we have sparrows nesting in the wild locust tree.
Our sparrow colony is quite large and friendly.
The first pair back each spring become the king and queen.
They get the "castle", which is the closest to the feeders.
Of course, Spring also brings warm, healing sunshine!
Maggie and Chloe Jo certainly appreciate the Spring sun.
They appreciate your purrs and prayers, too. Thanks!