This blog is about my garden and the outdoors. I am new to photography but I am trying to show some of the pretty things that grow here in Michigan. I love the wild things who visit me and I dont mind if they eat a bit here and there. I like it more if they let me take their picture. As time goes on I think I will try to show you around the beautiful area that I live in as well as my garden. I try to use my own pictures as much as possible but will also use pictures from the web. If I inadvertently use your photo or work without permission please email me and I will remove it or give credit if you prefer. I will give credit when I know who the owner is. I would ask that anyone using my pictures do the same.
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Monday, April 27, 2015

A few things to prove its Springtime..........

Yes it's here, it really is. I even went to the store to get garden stuff. i am so excited. I got some mulch and today I finished spreading that and raking the front garden. Now down to the nitty gritty. I must turn over some of the dirt and get things loosened up. Help the worms out airing out the soil. Maybe tomorrow.
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I have my fountains working. I moved them to new spots so I can see the birds enjoying them. I rearranged the bird feeders. I am happy to report the fish are doing fine. The young one who is black is now turning orange, you can see it now.
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The garden is looking good, as good as it can before anything begins to grow.
Another good sign of Spring around here are the babies, the Olson buffalo herd. Baby buffs.
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I just had to stop to take some pictures. I kept meaning to but things just kept on happening and so they are getting big already.
Well while we were watching two big boys were fighting. That was fun to watch, I guess they were not too serious like they may be in the wild but hey, it was fun to watch.
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Then there were the ones having a dust bath
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Then we saw a baby all on its own. We were a bit worried about it, then mum goes over and kicks it and up he gets and trots off just fine. There are a few small ones yet, but most are half grown now.
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Well, back to the garden. I have enjoyed the birds all winter and now not too many come to the feeders. I suppose they are busy with nests and families and are finding food just fine. The Chickadees still come, the Cardinal now and then and the yellow finches pop in now and then.
A couple of days ago I saw my first butterfly. butterfly last year and now one already. It came to the fountain I had moved. Maybe this is a good sign????
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Maybe they came last year and I just didn't see them? Well I will be watching close this year
I am linking up with The Dedicated House, Make it pretty Monday
also with Inspire Me Monday


El : ) said...

Baby buffs. : ) So cute. : ) It's me Janice : ), El : ). Can you tell by the smilies? : )

September Violets said...

I have been very sporadic with visiting everyone in blogland, and have missed reading your blog. We used to have a herd of buffalo (and elk) up the road from my house in a conservation area, but I don't think they're there anymore. It was always good to see them out there below the escarpment. Your photos take me back :) I still have to get my water fountain operating, and you've inspired me to attend to that this coming weekend. I've been lazy about the backyard so far ... having snow last week puts me off. Today I have the patio door open to the kitchen, and it's so nice to smell the fresh air inside!

Magic Love Crow said...

Beautiful, beautiful post!! Love seeing the buffalo ;o)