Monday, April 06, 2009

Ruby Tuesday: Reddish Hints of Spring

Ruby Tuesday - hosted by Mary/the Teach at Work of the Poet - is here again.

It has has been mostly dreary and chilly here still. Not feeling much like Spring. But no matter what the temperature and the skies are saying, the snow in my back yard is gone and the bushes and trees are showing knobs and flowers. Winter may be waging a more stubborn than usual attempt to stick around, but Spring will not be thwarted. These are mostly probably more in the pink and orange vein than truly red. But I'm posting them anyway. They attest to SPRING! Yeeee haaa!! Whoopee!!









30 comments:

EastCoastLife said...

Glad that Winter is gone and Spring has brought a new lease of life to the living things around you.

I'm expecting your surrounding environment to be more colourful and cheery in the weeks ahead. :)

Jeri said...

Love your red signs - it's got to be getting very close when Robin Red Breast makes an appearance!

DrillerAA said...

Nice to see the Robins out. We're having another touch of winter weather right now.
Happy RT.

That is the chicken said...

I like all your red signs of spring! Enjoy them!

dot said...

Spring is on the way and you certainly found lots of evidence.

Carletta said...

It's cold here today and some snow showers are expected with below freezing temps - what happened to my spring! :)
I love the red branches with the tree trunk - it's full of texture; and I'm curious about those birds with the red neck. I don't think I've seen any of those around here.

Melli said...

Oh, don't you just LOVE seeing those little red buds? SURE signs of spring! Love the birds too!

Joanna said...

I love those two flickers--such beautiful birds. We actually had sun here today (Victoria BC) and I sat out on the grass without getting wet!
Happy spring.

jiiiiiiiillllllllllll said...

How does it feel like in Spring? I don't have any idea about how it is, for I live in a tropical country.

KitchenMaus said...

Spring!!!! Let's enjoy it!

Felisol said...

Dear Raven,
Your garden carries all the promises of the naked spring.
Red buds and birds returned to nest.
Promises to be fulfilled.
I don't know of a better time.
From Felisol

Deborah Godin said...

Those reds sure work for me - love that puffed-up robin!!

the watercats said...

It's interesting to see another nation's birds, they seem so exotic compared to the mostly brown blobs we get here! Thank you for the lovely birthday comment, I'm much better humoured now, lol!

Patti said...

Ah, Spring is almost here! I can't wait.
The Robin sighting is a good sign that the season is upon us.

The red buds are also a good sign!

Are those pheasants in your yard?

Neat photos for Ruby Tuesday ~

Mojo said...

Spring keeps trying to bust out here, and for the most part it's succeeding. But there's still a bit of chill left in the air. Especially today!

PixieKatten said...

Nice selection on photos! :) How did you manage to get so up close the birdie? Nice work!

maryt/theteach said...

I don't know Katherine, your trees and buds look about the same as ours. I took pix at the garden center. Of course they force flowers there! Happy Ruby Tuesday! :)

laura said...

Great Ruby Tuesday post!

napaboaniya said...

I'm sure you're loving the spring season after all the slussy snow everywhere during winter.
Isn't it great seeing these birds appearing everywhere now? :)

Happy Easter Katherine! :)

Ralph said...

Spring is here! Although chilly, the new life is budding everywhere. I saw my first Robin the other day, and slowly and surely, the warm season will be here before too long - allowing us to erase memories of the cold (for a few months, anyway...)

MyMaracas said...

Wonderful glimpses of spring. I especially like the last one of the flickers.

ramblingwoods.com said...

Thank you for the lovely comment on my blog Raven. I do appreciate it and I am finally getting around to visit. Certainly the robin and the flickers can be considered 'red'. It's funny, but I just saw a flicker today using my suet feeder and I didn't even know they would do that. I am with you on the gray days. The lack of sun affects my mood and not in a good way...LOL...But spring is coming and you have the proof...Michelle

Jew Wishes said...

Lovely photos...I love the captures of the birds. Too sweet.

The robin redbreast is perfect for RT, and so are the flickers.

I love all the varied textures in the shots.

Dora said...

the birdie looked shocked.
so many red items here.

Gattina said...

YESSSSSS ! it slowly starts !
Cute first visitors !

CJ said...

Lovely signs of spring.

NicoleB said...

Yeah for signs of Spring :D!
I don't think I have seen any one of those pretty birdies ever.
Lovely!

Nessa said...

I just love spring.

spiCes said...

i was also taking twigs shots yesterday...can't wait for spring to go full blast:)

soulbrush said...

these are simply delightful touches of spring, love them...soon soon very sooonnn...