Spring Has Sprung in New Brunswick

little blue flowersI don’t remember the last time we still had snow in our yard in May. For some it was a long hard winter in New Brunswick however it was the best winter I have had in many years and all because I now own a camera.

But… enough is enough so ‘Welcome Spring’ and winter I’ll see you just before Christmas.

crocus under pine treesI love how the snow melts away from a spot and within a few days something is sprouting like our Crocus. They don’t last long and even get buried in snow again but they scream that spring is pushing winter’s butt out the back door.

Every time I see something new I reach for my camera which is never far away and most of the time around my neck.

blue bells in springI stepped in the veggie garden trying to reach a stake from last year. Went right up over my ankles in an instance so I stepped back and will leave the garden for another week or two, I guess.

Continuing around the yard I noticed we have some lilac leaves that are almost completely open and will likely be open by the time I get this article completed and published.

fresh lilac leaves
Lilac Leaves Opening

autumn joy in spring

I almost missed Jenny’s Autumn Joys sprouting and walked right past them looking at something else I wanted to photograph but when I turned around to come back into the yard I saw these cute little green buds that will eventually turn a bright rusty red come Autumn.

Spring 2014 Is Finally Here So Let’s Get Ready For Gardening.

First Crocus of springIt was a long white winter here in New Brunswick this year so now we have a very wet spring with plenty of flooding. Maybe a sign of future conditions which isn’t a good sign for the location I have our vegetable garden. This means I need to either move the garden or raise the garden enough to avoid minor flooding.

The front of the yard is higher than the back and the front of the house has a flower bed with one bed on either side of the front steps.

The crocus have just popped up over the last week. It’s been so nice to see the snow leave our yard even if it means some lawns will need mowing.