204: Running out of words

It’s pretty amazing how quickly and efficiently life reasserts itself when it’s time for it to do so in the spring.  Plants and trees that barely had buds on them yesterday have leaves and in some cases, flowers today.

Maple tree buds

I have been working with words a lot lately.  I’m getting tired of spending so much time with them.  I wouldn’t mind a wordless day or two, to be honest.  With that thought in mind, I decided to spend most of the day outside.  There’s no one out there to talk to me except the birds, and they’re mostly singing.  Even better, there’s nothing for me to read.  Nothing that I have to read.  Yay!

Leafing out

I’ve been out in the garden most of the time.  Rain is headed this way late tonight, and will be sticking around for a while.  Indoor work — especially work involving words — can wait for the rainy days.

Asparagus spear poking its head up out of the ground

Today’s mileage is pretty good.  5.6 miles.  Add to that all the back and forth between the shed, the barn, the house, and the garden (I’m always forgetting stuff!), and I’m probably over 6 miles by now.  The weeding time ought to count as mileage too.  It’s hard work.

Turtle Beach is open.  What is turtle beach?  It’s the side of the pond that gets the most sunlight throughout the day.  There were five turtles that I could see, one of which is a snapper.  He must be an old grandfather snapper as he’s a pretty good size.  I could not identify the smaller turtles.  They won’t let me get close enough.  Even with binoculars it’s difficult to tell.  It would be wonderful if I could zoom in on them with the camera, but my zoom is not that good.

The daffodils seem to be at their peak now.  I don’t imagine they’ll last much longer.  It’s almost time for the tulips to take over for a little while.

Well, I’m plumb out of words for now.  I’ll leave you with today’s view of the pond:

Have a great weekend!


20 Comments on “204: Running out of words”

  1. starbear says:

    Loving your blooming Spring… and I too ran out of words… 🙂

  2. boatacrosstheriver says:

    i love how that first flower pic looks like perfect little grapes! have a good weekend as well.

  3. Kel says:

    you have a turtle beach!
    that is very cool

  4. Ahhh, I love spring! 🙂 (even more once the allergies stop!)
    Have a wonderful week-end!

  5. Bo Mackison says:

    That’s one thing I discovered about the desert, Robin–it’s a very quiet place and one doesn;t need a lot of words there. 🙂

    And love that peek of daffodils, I;m looking forward to seeing a few daffodils in person!

    • Robin says:

      I’m thinking the pond might be the same way, Bo. I keep trying to come up with words, but they don’t do it justice so now I’m thinking of giving up on words. Or as much as I can and still blog daily about my walks.

  6. Beautiful flowers and buds, Robin. I love having a look at the signs of spring while autumn’s coming here. I feel like I ca everything at the same time :).

  7. Karma says:

    Yesterday must have been the day for lilac buds! Both Becky and I posted lilac bud pictures yesterday too!

  8. ladyfi says:

    Amazing how fast everything moves in springtime.

    Fabulous shots – especially that darling head of asparagus.

  9. How pretty!! I’m pretty wordless today… sometimes it’s nice to take a break from saying too much, and just let your images speak for themselves!

  10. subha says:

    the asparagus looks great – i’m so sad I didn’t get any to plant this year!

    • Robin says:

      Thank you, Subha. 🙂

      Asparagus takes some work. I started my asparagus bed four years ago. Last year was the first year I harvested from it since they say to wait three years (although now there are some who say you don’t need to wait). Since it’s one of my favorite veggies, it’s been well worth the wait and work.


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