may maple

maple blossoms

the chorus frogs have started up in the cattails, and these red maple buds couldn’t wait any longer to burst open. everyone is feeling frisky these days. happy may day!

lake phalen, saint paul, minnesota

  • margie says:

    i think we are seeing and hearing almost the exact same things :)

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bouquet of promises

a modest bouquet full of whispers about what is to come.

spring buds

saint paul, minnesota

  • Margie says:

    Loved seeing this on Instagram yesterday :)

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roots, rhizomes, and tubers

i was raking today and found this little daylily sprout hiding under the oak leaves.  under the sprout itself hid this impressive array of tuberous looking roots, all arrayed and invisible, feeding the green growth above.

daylily sprout

saint paul, minnesota

  • Sian says:

    How beautiful : )

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  • margie says:

    the underground architecture always fascinates me

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spring cleaning

remember effie, rue, prim, clove, glimmer, and katniss?  well, they have been living in the house with us since early march. i had expected that they would be outside about three weeks ago but it has been too cold.  (yes, it’s been a little ridiculous at our house).  anyway, they finally went outside yesterday, and i got do start my spring cleaning.  these are just a few of their feathers still floating around my house.  i have a sneaking suspicion that i will be sweeping up feathers for a very long time.

golden buff chicken feathers

saint paul, minnesota

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goose egg

my daughter and her friend ushered in the warm weather with the first kayak outing of the season.  the lake is still 70% ice covered, but the outer, shallower, edges are all ice free.  i think we will be ice free by sunday. during their adventure, the girls found this damaged canada goose egg sitting on the bottom of the lake.  the photo doesn’t do justice to its impressive size.  one canada goose egg has the same volume as four chicken eggs.

canada goose egg

turtle lake, saint paul, minnesota

  • Sylvie says:

    I just love your blog. The aesthetic is quiet. I hope to someday rise to the beauty of your messages.

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  • margie says:

    they are very impressive eggs , aren’t they

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