It's Tuesday again....My beloved display chain is in play....but my offerings for this week's theme, "Sprucing & Springing," are pathetic.
Unfortunately, here in Nod, there isn't a whole lot of either going on.
Not much "springing" because, although, like many of you, we have had unusually mild temperatures of late, you must keep in mind that we are, after all, in Nod.....Spring finds us very, very, slowly here.
Not much "sprucing" because I've been spending most of my time between nursing homes, hospitals, doctor offices, and ERs.....I'll try to provide an update soon.
But, here we go.
What's springing up:
Tulips (So far, The Cranky Crow 1: The Resident Tulip-eating Rabbit: 0)
Daffodils (NO!! They're not blooming yet - and this photo was taken this morning!)
Lily of the Valley (Gotta look close - they're there, I promise!!)
Rhodedendrum (lots of buds!)
If you look close, there are buds on this Viburnum....and spruce trees in the background....hence, "sprucing & springing...." Ok...I know - boo, hiss - that's a real stretch.
Likewise, with our May tree....."Springing" in the foreground, and "sprucing" in the background....
When I ventured out to see what might be "springing" up, I saw something in the bushes around the pool, so thought I would do some "sprucing" and throw it away. But it was part of this bird's home construction:
It's hard to tell from the photo, but the plastic is actually wound into the nest, making it part of it - but there is definitely more at the top. Perhaps it's that bird's idea of retractable roofing?
Other than that, there's bunches of bunnies springing up as I spruce our nest for spring....And, of course, that means it's time for the ceremonial "changing of the rugs...." (Yup, Traci, this is for you....)
I know, I know....a sorry display all around. Promise I'll try to do better next week. Thanks for your patience with me, and for the visit.....
I've visited one or two of the other chain gang's posts already and they're definitely more fun than mine - hope you'll go to Misi's at 1890 Gable House Musings to find the links to everyone else's posts.....