Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Signs of Spring

We have had next to no rain this year, until that is when it started to pour down last Saturday afternoon and continued right through until early this morning. It is still grey and cloudy but the sun peeks through every now and then to say hello and the rain is starting to lighten up.
While it has stopped for the minute i thought i'd have a walk around my yard.
 Most of my orchid looks like this with their bare winter arms.

 However i also see signs of spring with the blossom taking a chance on some of my fruit trees.

Our water tank is full again, as you can see from the over flow barrel. The wire is so birds can drink and not drown in it, as was the case before we added the wire.

My chooks have been doing a great job up in the vegetable garden, digging it through and eating up anything that was leftover in the beds. It still needs digging through before we redo the beds for planting.
I have been asked before why we used white netting over black, the reason is with the white netting the birds can easily see and don't get tangled in it. The black is a lot harder for them to see. We have a lot of birds here i probably see at least 10 different species a day, even more of the ones i can hear and not see.

As you can see my lemon tree still has a few fruit on it. Lemon Pudding any one?

The orange tree down in the chook yard has some fruit on it. This morning the Magpies were steeling food from the chook yard, its a mama and her two babies and they are defiantly not scared when you approach them [no photos as it was raining].

It is starting to rain again and i can see from my window that the Rosella's are eating the blossom from one of the plum trees and picking through the grass. The Bower birds are in the loquat tree making a racket and i see small fruit starting to form.

The grass has started to turn from brown to green. Even tho it is cold outside it feels like spring is on its way or maybe it's just because i see so many trees with flowers.

Soon all these seedling trays will be full again, oh Spring the time of everything new and fresh.

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Nanna Chel said...

Nicole, we didn't get much rain from the predicted 'rain event' but every drop is still appreciated. It is great that you got so much and it will be a great start to Spring. I am sure everyone is a bit 'over' winter by now. LOL!

daisy g said...

I didn't realize you had loquat down there. We grow it here in Central Florida. How wonderful to have an abundance of rain. We are sorely lacking at the moment.

Thank you for sharing your outdoor post on this week's Maple Hill Hop! Hope to see you next Tuesday!

JES said...

Thank you for sharing you signs of spring, they are lovely! Fall has its beauty of changing colors but there is nothing like the new growth we get in spring. All fresh... Thank you for sharing at the Art of Home-Making Mondays this week! We hope to see you next Monday :)