After weeks of rain and cold weather with the odd teaser spring-like day we are in a 5 day stretch of sunshine and very warm temperatures in the low to mid 20'sC. Everything is late growing and the fields are so wet that the farmers can't get out to plow. Hopefully this 'dry' spell will help and things will start looking up. Flood season is over and the water is going down. Folk are picking fiddleheads along the streams and rivers now - a spring delicacy.
The tulips are blooming and the daffodils are dying down, their yellow trumpets shrivelling after putting on a great show.
This bee was drinking nectar from a golden cup one day during a break from the rain.
The Tree Swallows are always flying overhead catching bugs. A pair have settled on one of the birdhouses near to the back deck where they have nested the past 3 summers. The Bluebirds finally gave up trying to oust them out of that house and settled on the house in the back garden. I think both pairs are settling in and perhaps have eggs in their nests. Time will tell. I'm still waiting for the Hummingbirds to arrive but they have been spotted in the area so I expect it will be soon.
The Solomon's Seal is starting to grow fast now.
Maple tree tassels look so pretty in the morning sun. It was really windy so difficult to capture them as still as I'd like.
Yesterday I went for a nice walk and took these photos.
This is the apple orchard which will soon be in blossom. Note the pretty greens in the trees down below the orchard.
At the apple orchard they also grow raspberries and strawberries. I can't wait to pick some fresh fruit!
I'm not sure what this bush is growing in the ditch.
Manitoba Maple tree tassels.
How is this for a gorgeous view?? This is looking down at the islands in the St. John River and if one had a really good zoom or binoculars one can see Fredericton, our capital city.....well mostly just the bridge that crosses the river downtown, but we know the city is there in the trees.
I know our spring is much later than most of you but it is such a glorious season and I enjoy it so much. There is so much new growth and the colours are magnificent. I love spring!!
We have our holiday long weekend coming up celebrating Queen Victoria - apparently the only country to do so. It will be a busy weekend as it's the start of camping season and a lot of the tourist attractions open for the summer season. I'm hoping we can make our traditional visit to
St. Andrews-by-the-Sea if the weather stays nice.
Have a great day and holiday weekend, should you celebrate it. Thank you for visiting.