Sunday, April 29, 2007

spring rocks

I can't help but notice all the great flowers blooming. You got cherry, daffodils, forsythia, and magnolia rocking out. But you also have the small guys in the woods creating carpets of color....lesser celandine, spring beauty, and ground ivy. Yeah sure the yellow ones in this pic are an invasive weed but as far as invasive plants go, they sure are nice and they don't have thorns.

Love is also in the air for my amphibian friends. We stumbled upon this toad porn the first turtling outing last week. Sometimes the guys get a little too demanding and end up drowing their ladies. We found their eggs too which looked like a necklace. So there's been a lot of lovin' going on in that puddle.


Colleen said...

Aw! I was just at a city garden center this weekend and I got annoyed that they were selling all these plants for so much when you could find them for free in naitch. Although I guess you're paying for convenience.

lioux said...

I Love, Love, Love the spring time.

Right now is one of my fave times of year!

Kartek said...

Sad to report that the toad tadpoles have hatched but there's only a tiny bit of water left in their pool. If we tried to move them to the other place, they would be snacks for the big snapping turtles. Hopefully it'll rain in time....otherwise death cometh.