Thursday, March 22, 2012

This or That Thursday: eDition 20/20



I continue to be astounded by this summer weather in March business. Watching a magnolia bloom in March is pure monkey business but other sightings in the yard seem, although slightly early, just what should be in store at the moment.

The spring glow of forsythia and the over night appearance of crocuses in the yard
 helped to smooth the waters of strangeness in my mind. It could also be the availability
 of evening light and outdoor subjects to photograph were also part of the solution.


Even if we've only just packed up our sugar shack/tent city and scrubbed clean the sap buckets for another year. Our haul this time around was much less than last year but, considering how much prices will likely skyrocket over the next twelve months, it is more valuable than ever before. Thank goodness for honey supplies.

Oh hello beauties; you're back!


We spent Saturday morning at our favourite bee supply store, where we had the owner's sole attention for almost two hours. It was heaven. We chatted up everything to do with bees and when it was all said and done, he showed us his son's sheep herd.

It's a wonder that I only came home with bee supplies. 





~Bee well friends!~


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33 comments:

Gail said...

'Tis a strange season...records highs here for March and everything is extremely early including the ticks.

Tamar SB said...

I hear you on the wack-o weather! I am wearing flip-slops but refuse to change in my pants for capris! Thankfully we'll be back in the 50s come Saturday!

These pictures are stunning, love those little yellow buds!

tinajo said...

It's been a very weird winter season here in Sweden too - I'm happy to see flowers in bloom a little earlier though! :-)

Mona's Picturesque said...

Beautiful shots! Made my day :)

Anne Payne said...

Very strange weather for March here in the SE US as well. Lovely photos!

Heather said...

Love the photos the last image is so sweet. Love it

Clairejustine said...

Lovley shots of Spring,love the last one aww :)

Nancy Claeys said...

I've been behaving myself this year -- no new critters. :)

Beautiful captures -- Thank you for sharing at Rural Thursdays! :)

Susan said...

Oh boy, spring has arrived! Beautiful captures of that...

Hope you have a blessed day♥

Tanya said...

beautiful photos! yeah today we will be in the 80's...i have to say that i love it!

Lynne said...

Loved your photos and thoughts . . . 87 here yesterday, a year ago we were dumped with a huge snowfall . . . It is a bit perplexing . . . Things are in bloom, birds are singing their praises . . . all is well . . . not so sure . . . feeling skeptical about this drastic change of events . . . I miss spring . . .

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Great pics! I have wanted crocuses for years - I adore them - but I can never seem to find them in the stores.

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Oh how cute! I am glad spring is here- I did not miss winter at all this time around.

Judy said...

My forsythia bush is blooming as well and I need to plant crocuses...I always remember to when I see others posting theirs in the spring ;) and our buckets too are all washed and put away.

Laura said...

so pretty...spring is so early this year...I am enjoying it very much.

Kristy LifenReflection said...

OMGosh what sweet lambs!

bailey-road.com said...

That little lamb is adorable!

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Nice photos.

Regards and best wishes

Treasures Evermore said...

It's so funny reading all these blogs on record high weather reports...here on the West Coast in Canada we are having the opposite.

We have had so many days of snow and cold that I'm not sure my cherry and apple blossoms know what to do. LOL.

Today the sun is shining, but it's zero degrees (Celsius).

Beautiful photos as well.

Blessings,
Connie

Daniel LaFrance said...

Love the captures... very revealing.

It seems this warm weather has had a large geographic impact. We feeling the heat here in Canada too.

I suspect it will be a banner year for bugs. :(

geetlee said...

It's awesome to get an insight on country life. Beautiful pics of the new blooming flowers too. Thanks for sharing :)

shutterbuggbitten said...

What a beautiful spring post.

Gina @ Gigi Marie Photography said...

Those beauties sprouting make me smile- so exciting!

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

When I was still living in Oregon (January 2010) we had a streak of unusually warm weather...and our magnolia tree bloomed. It was way too early, but the blooms where a beautiful shade of pink and cream. Love and hugs from the ocean shores of CAlifornia, Heather :)

vintage grey said...

Love the beautiful photos! I am sure your maple syrup is so yummy! :) xo Heather

Deanna said...

Seeing those sweet little lambs I bet it was hard for you not to come home with one under your arms. A Good Day!!

Michelle said...

Love that shot of the sheep. So sweet!

Elaine A. said...

Every post makes me want to come for a visit. Do you do summer camp? ;-)

Love those sheep!!

heyBJK said...

Gorgeous shots! Wonderful close-ups!

deb duty said...

That sheep photos is so wonderful and I love those little yellow flowers. Sounds like you are enjoying spring!

Deborah said...

all great shots!

Jess said...

Bee supply store? Now that sounds intriguing.

Katherines Corner said...

so many lovely photos in this post! welcome spring! Thank you so much for sharing on the Thursday hop. Sorry it's taken me a little while to get over here. Big Hugs!