Monday, 14 April 2014

LIFE: Spring Tidings

Spring Spring Spring Spring Spring

It's certainly been more spring like here in Michigan the last couple of weeks. About time right?! Thing is, it goes from being 0 degrees to 20 degrees in the space of two weeks, there's barely any transition period, and being British, spring time Michigan weather is pretty much British summer weather. I'm still not fully use to it. Nevertheless it's a very welcome change and has certainly been a great excuse to get out more. Yesterday we took a trip to the zoo and spied my first daffodil sights of the year - a plant that always reminds me of the homeland for whatever reason. Swans, to ducks and geese were building and sitting on nests a handsome red-winged blackbird (bottom photo) was tweeting rather happily and we finally saw the most adorable nine month old red pandas who were out for a play with their parents (which are worthy of having their own post so stay tuned). Sadly any signs of life on the trees, yet alone cherry blossom seems a bit of a stretch away.

What do you love about spring?

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  1. I love birds chirping in the morning!!

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    1. Sadly I don't hear them too often, lack of trees and a freeway close by doesn't help matters haha!

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  2. What a gorgeous photographs! Especially the bird photos are lovely. I love all these signs of spring!
    I want to go to the zoo again. It has been too long.
    Have a nice week!

    Sofie x
    Little green Sofie

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    1. Thank you and the same to you too!

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  3. Oh, these pics are beautiful! I love when you see the first daffs. The other one we get a lot in Scotland but I haven't seen since I moved to London is snowdrops, and crocuses I guess!

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    1. Love snowdrops and crocuses they are always so pretty too, fields of snowdrops and woods filled with them are always stunning!

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  4. Aww, hey birdies! I love seeing the flowers come out this time of year. That and seeing tons of kids suddenly come out to play in the park. There were so many of them out this weekend that there was actually a lineup to get into the playground area, lol.

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    1. Oh the zoo was full with kids at the weekend, and people in their gardens tidying up!

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  5. Lovely photos! I get so excited when I see the first daffodils of spring! Although here in north carolina they're just about done blooming. I sure will miss them!

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    1. They are certainly very welcome after this winter, although they are gone as quickly as they first appear!

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  6. The sunshine and tree blossom, useful when you live in the forest that is Atlanta!

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    1. Cherry blossom feels so far away still, not use to it being so "late" in the year!

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  7. Oh, that's where my friend's friends were visiting from this past weekend- Michigan that is! What I love about spring: all the colors, blooming flowers, birds, sunshine, longer days of light outside. =) -Jess L

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    1. I'm def a fan of the longer days that's for sure - super handy for sewing longer (like I need an excuse lol)

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  8. Do they have the beaver yet?

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    1. I actually have no idea what's going on with the beaver, we've never spotted him, although someone was claiming on facebook that they had. All i've ever seen was just the fish. They had the TV screens working this time but they were just replaying some old BBC documentary on beavers. I've been trying to get in touch with the zoo through social media but they haven't got back in touch with an answer yet!

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  9. The photo the blackbird is awesome. I love its little red wing. How cute. Daffodils definitely make me feel like spring has finally arrived. The main road that my flat faces onto is lined with little clusters of them and it makes me smile every time I see them.

    Debi x

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    1. He's a cutie isn't he?! The female red winged are pretty much the same the UK variety, only the male really has any colour. American garden birds are certainly very colourful that's for sure! Those daffodils sound wonderful, I know my parents garden is full of them, having lots of daffodils in my future garden is a must for sure!

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  10. I love Spring! And daffodils are like my favourite flowers.

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    1. They are so pretty aren't they?! So bold and bright!

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  11. I can't believe you saw red pandas, that's so cool - I love them! :)

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    1. Make sure to check back later in the week - I have a post dedicated all to the red pandas lined up!

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  12. Daffodils always remind me of home too. I'll be looking out for the pandas!

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  13. Lovely Spring photos. I love daffodils; so bright and colourful xx

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