Wednesday 24 February 2010

signs of Spring?

It seems strange to think today with the snow, the hail and the wild winds but there had been signs of Spring a few days ago. Even on Monday walking along the Water of Leith the early snow disappeared and the sun came out on dippers chasing each other along the river.

courting bullfinches -
the male pecks the female's cheek
then hops away.


AscenderRisesAbove said...

Oh I do like the look of the blog these days; that green border really make those flowers pop. Do I think there are signs of spring? My allergies say yes; but the weather says no.

Anonymous said...

I had to laugh at the peck on the cheek. I wonder if that is where that saying came from?

Gillena Cox said...

the yellow of
a kiskadee tweetering
lustily in flight

much love

Ann (bunnygirl) said...

We got a cold front this week after spring-like weather, too. But no freeze. My sprouting gardens and pots are safe.

Winter is almost over!

RG said...

Rabbits do it -

And Birds do too.

Why the heck -

Can't I Haiku?

Come on Spring ....

madhat said...

I stumbled across your blog and just stopped by to say that I am looking for the first signs of spring too. Come and visit my blog to see my early spring pics.

Magyar said...

Hello, Juliet.
__I now know... of the -dipper-. A bird common to the British Isles, perhaps not seen elsewhere. tnx.
__Isn't it 'pin-pointing' that so many of us are referring to birds in our scribblings? The season's potential? ...and I love the "peck on the cheek" ! _m

The Weaver of Grass said...

I just thought what sandy says below (oh it will actually be above when this is printed). I love bullfinches, but we see them only rarely here.