Thursday, February 2, 2012

What a difference a month makes!

Remember on January 4, I did a post and showed the bird baths that were frozen and our temps were in the high teens, low twenties?

Well Fast Forward to February 2. Groundhog Day. I don't know what Phil the Groundhog has up his sleeve, but here in FL, spring has sprung! There were about 30-50 robins in my back yard this morning looking for breakfast. The bluebirds are out too, but they are harder to spot. The cardinals are pairing up to make new cardinals. The males are chasing each other from tree to tree trying to define territories and chat-chat-chatting away trying to entice the lady cardinals. The cherry tree is in full blossom and the bees, wasps, yellow jackets and butterflies are having a field day with fresh. new. nectar! The mulberry tree is putting on new green growth and fuzzy green berries. The apple and pear trees are starting to bud out. So far, the only green in the lawn are the weeds! The grass hasn't started to come back yet, it's still brown and yukky. Here's a couple of pics in case it's not yet started greening up where you are.

                              Cherry tree
                              Pretty blossoms. Of course all the cardinals that were in the tree flew away when I walked outside!
                                 Mulberry tree
                              Fuzzy green berries. Soon they'll be ripe and the birds will be pooping purple all over the place!

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