Signs of Spring in the Garden

Mother Goose smiled broadly when she rose up this morning and looked out the back window.

Lovely Lake Cramer in the springtime... Yes, that's our patio table and chairs out there in the middle of the lake...

Lovely Lake Cramer in the springtime… Yes, that’s our patio table and chairs out there in the middle of the lake…

Though it looks like a lost cause, I smile because all of this water can’t get into our basement thanks to the Wall of China which dear Husband Goose built four years ago. It’s a great feat of engineering and perhaps one of the eight wonders of the world — giant sequoia timbers from the Great Northwest, cement blocks from the Great Pyramid in Egypt, and all filled with seven truckloads of really geat South American sand. No small ordeal to build this urban breakwater, believe you me!

The Great Wall and some  patient flower pots and the rose bush which will soon be pink and green...

The Great Wall and some patient flower pots and the rose bush which will soon be pink and green…

So we smile at the water, knowing that it will soak into the ground and nourish our lovely corkscrew willow tree. And in the meantime, the seagulls fly over looking for dead fish on the shore.

I’m waiting for a Great Blue Heron to begin his patrol. This morning I spotted a Cooper Hawk in the top of the ancient oak tree — he would be happy to scoop up a rabbit floundering in the lake.

Maybe we will get a pair of Bald Eagles too — they could build a homey nest up above the lake and raise their family. We’d put a camera in the nest to watch them hatch and grow just like they do out there in Iowa.

Omigooseness I do digress…

Besides the yearly spring flooding, Mother Goose has spied another sign of spring.

The daffodils are shooting out of the ground!

The daffodils are shooting out of the ground!

Wherever you are in the world today, I hope that you are smiling with Mother Goose.

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7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Bunn
    Mar 11, 2013 @ 17:25:20

    I was in the clinic just laughing reading this!! People must have wondered what I was reading!! I love laughing out load sitting by myself!!

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    • Natalie
      Mar 13, 2013 @ 09:12:42

      If more people did their lol – ing in public, the world would be a happier place. Alone or with a crowd, there’s always a reason to smile here at Mother Goose.

      Reply

  2. Dianna
    Mar 11, 2013 @ 20:24:57

    Isn’t it fun to find those first little sprouts of spring??

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  3. Three Well Beings
    Mar 12, 2013 @ 00:55:46

    I’m smiling with Mother Goose at Mother Nature! Everything is blooming…or getting very close! ๐Ÿ™‚ My roses are in bud, and trees are beginning to fill out. I’m so delighted to see your signs of spring, Mother Goose. I was beginning to think if it didn’t thaw in the midwest I wasn’t going to share any more Southern California photos for awhile. I was beginning to feel guilty. I think we’re safe. Those bulbs mean it won’t be long now! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Natalie
      Mar 13, 2013 @ 09:14:43

      Debra, you better just keep on sharing those pics of flowers and trees and sunshine from your part of the world. That brings so much hope to folks like us who are still getting snow and below freezing temps… Hurrah for the daffodils who are so hearty and brave!

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  4. yearstricken
    Mar 14, 2013 @ 15:13:27

    Daffodils! I bet you are excited.

    Reply

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