Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Spring Splendor


April broke many records for rainfall, and yesterday brought as much rain as we'd normally have in the entire month of May! It definitely makes me more appreciative of every bit of sunshine we have, and I try to focus on how deliciously colorful and green (my favorite color!) it is everywhere! I can't imagine anywhere else being more lush than here right now.
Along with the spring rain and storms come the creatures of spring, wild and domestic, with all of their flirtations and joy! Here is a sampling of some that have been seen on or near the farm in recent days... The peacock photo was taken at a friend's farm nearby. As impressed as I was with his plumage, the peahen didn't seem to care much!
A wild tom turkey was going through the same motions flashing his showy tail for some hens in front of our barn... not sure if they were any more impressed.
One of our spring crias was delighted to get outside after being cooped up in the barn on the rainy days.
I saw this behemoth walking from a little pond to our larger stocked pond... hmmm, I wonder how he or she shows off for a mate?
It was lovely to end yesterday's gloomy day with a touch of evening sun.... there's so much strife and violence in this world and I know that we are very blessed to come home to peaceful spring scenes like this.
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5 comments:

GILLIAN CHAPMAN said...

Some beautiful photos Lindy... Here in the UK we've just had one of the hottest April's on record and we're praying for rain...! Gill

WonderWhyGal said...

It is refreshing to take our minds off of politics, news, etc and just enjoy nature. Thank you for the lovely photos.

clasheen said...

Looks like it really is as green with you as it is with us in Ireland Lindy! Can't wait 'till we meet up again. XXX

Loco Lindy said...

Gillian, sorry to hear you're dry there. Nicola, I have heard Central Kentucky compared to Ireland- cant wait for you to Come and see for yourself!

Loco Lindy said...

Gillian, sorry to hear you're dry there. Nicola, I have heard Central Kentucky compared to Ireland- cant wait for you to Come and see for yourself!