Spring has definitely sprung here! Strangely, one of our first signs was this cheery little robin. Why strange? Isn't that traditional? Well, I have lived in Arizona most of my life, and never saw a robin here in the desert until this spring! Now my dad says that he saw plenty of robins when he was a kid here, but for me this was a new and exciting experience. The little robin and his mate spent nearly a month in our backyard. With that delightful introduction to spring, here are some photos around our yard and the many signs of new life this past month...
Peach trees in the front yard.
Popcorn popping on the apricot tree.
Our new nectarine tree.
Warm enough to wear shorts!
Broccoli blooming and going to seed.
A little nest in the compost tumbler!
And a sweet little hen setting there.
New leaves on the grapevines.
Cabbages almost ready to harvest!
An abundance of sugar snap peas.
Our filly, Stardust, munching on sweet spring grass.
Ponies, dogs, and kids, kicking up thier heels for the pure joy of Spring!
Stay at home mom of 5, homeschooling the youngest 2. Life is a joyful journey! My interests are family, provident living (gardening, goats, chickens, canning, sourdough bread, etc...), art, reading, LDS church, waldorf homeschooling, animals, nature....