Spring races along happily in May. The ever growing plants fill in the empty landscape with green. The warmer temperatures speed up the growth of all the plants and blossoms. A down side, if there is one, is all the pollen that covers everything in sight. If you have allergies this can be quite an issue. Our sweet grandson, that lives with us, mows the lawn. This year he has had quite a problem with all the pollen. Lot's of watery eyes and sneezing fits follow him. He insists that the mowing be his job and continues with the task.
The Viburnum blossoms light up the back fence.
The bunnies are in abundance in our yard. Did you know if you see an angle cut on a stem, it was eaten by a bunny. I wonder how I know this?
The Red or Eastern Columbine is a native wildflower that is pollinated by hummingbirds and butterflies. I got the seed of this wildflower from a friend's garden many years ago. The genus name is Aquilegia that comes from the Latin meaning "an eagle" referring to the eagle's claw shape of the petals. Native Americans used this plant to treat many ailments.
The Lily of the Valley plant is one of the sweetest blossoms of Spring. I've picked many bouquets to fill and bring inside to enjoy. These beauties are often seen in bridal bouquets.
This is a Native non-invasive honeysuckle shrub. It is not the vine that can be a problem in your landscape. In the fall it is beautiful with red berries. Unfortunately it has no fragrance like the invasive honeysuckle vine.
It's fun to enjoy the Spring mild temperatures from the out of doors.
If I remember to bring my camera, sometimes the birds will pose for a photo. We often have purple finch visit the feeder.
This chickadee was singing so loudly. I think she wanted us to move on as she wanted to feed her baby.
I pretty much know all of the birds that frequent our garden. This beautiful Indigo Bunting absolutely made my day with his appearance!
I hope you are seeing life outside your windows this Spring. Even if you are not an outdoor person, do check out the beauty that surrounds your home. It's really quite amazing. Have you seen anything unusual in your garden this year? I'd love to know.