April 12, 2006

Signs of Spring

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Found in our front yard, left-over from the carefully tended garden of years past.

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The Waterfowl Park at the heart of Sackville.

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The waterfowl, returned to their park.

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Pussywillows, warmed by the sun.

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A muskrat, intent on his own springtime activities. (I’d never realised how very ratty muskrats are!)

And still, there are a few vestiges of winter:

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An aran sock for Mark, to match the aran sweater I made for him a year or two ago. But I only have one ball of the yarn (I realised belatedly) so it may be a while before he has a pair. Fortunately, today’s walk through the marsh tells me he won’t need them for a while!

Posted by Aven at April 12, 2006 08:57 PM
Comments

I have the exact same flowers in my backyard. I’ll try to snap a picture tomorrow! ;) The aran sock is beautiful!!!

Posted by: ~Jo~ at April 12, 2006 09:30 PM

Maybe he could hop?

Posted by: Sue at April 12, 2006 10:13 PM

Hi from Austria! Such beautiful photos, thank you for sharing them! Here it is snowing again :(, so any sign of spring, even if it’s just on photos, feels like heaven to me!
I love your aran socks, the cabling is so beautiful - looking forward to see the FO-pics of them!

Posted by: Dipsy D. at April 13, 2006 12:32 PM

Muskrats! Cable socks! Spring? Are you sure?

Posted by: Carrie K at April 13, 2006 03:57 PM

That’s a very nice sock but the muskrat kind of freaked me out! Very ratty.
It does indeed look like spring but I think at this point we should still be quietly optimistic, if you know what I mean.

Posted by: Elizabeth at April 14, 2006 12:51 PM

Beautful flowers! Surely spring is here.

Posted by: Barb at April 17, 2006 02:36 AM