in just spring when the world is…


It seemed like a good Saturday to wander around the annuals.

Acid pink carnation

Daisy.  Perfect.

Field of carnations

Around the Greehouses
Tewksbury Florist and Greenery
Tewksbury, MA

The bike path along the Charles can be a dangerous place.


Canadian Geese don’t take no shit from bikers or runners. Neither do their spring hatchlings.

Canadian Geese family, bike path next to the Charles River, Boston MA
Canadian Geese Family

Canadian Geese hatchlings, bike path next to the Charles River, Boston MA
Canadian Geese Hatchlings

Along the Bike Path
Charles River
Boston, MA

This is their natural home.


These birds hang out every evening on these boom floats on the Charles River in Boston.

Birds on the Charles River, Boston MA
Nine Birds

Bird stretching, Charles River, Boston MA
Bird stretching

Along the Charles River Bike Path
Boston, MA

Did you ever think about how weird bulbs are?


In the fall, you dig a hole in the ground and put this thing that looks like an onion.
Then, after winter’s over and the snow melts away, a daffodil pokes its head up.

Front Yard Daffodils - Lowell MA
Front Yard Daffodils

My front yard
Lowell MA

Because it’s spring.


On a rainy spring day, a few run-ins with nature:

A bunny in the wilds of Boston's West End
A bunny in the wilds of Boston’s West End

Raindrops on the cherry blossom tree's buds
Raindrops on the cherry blossom tree’s buds

[1] West End, Boston MA
[2] My Front Yard, Lowell MA

Crocuses are always welcome.


The first flowers of the year, crocuses, finally bloomed in my yard this morning after a very snowy and cold spring.

First crocuses of the year, Lowell MA
Crocuses in the Mud

My side yard
Lowell, MA

Because graveyards need more comedy!


On the way home from the doctor today, we passed this perfectly-placed sign at a cemetery.

Comedy Night at Fox Hill Cemetery, Billerica MA
Comedy Night at the Cemetery

Fox Hill Cemetery
Andover Road
Billerica, MA

Mid-March Blizzard = Snow Day!


By the time I went out to shovel, there was almost a foot of snow in the front walkway:

A foot of snow, March 2017 blizzard, Lowell MA
About a foot of snow in the front walk. (Several inches more in the yard.)
 

During the day, a murder of grackles hung out at the back yard birdfeeder:

A flock of grackles through a snowy window, Lowell MA

A flock of grackles through a snowy window, Lowell MA
A flock of grackles through a snowy window.

[1] Front walkway
[2] Back porch birdfeeder
My house
Lowell, MA

If it has to snow, it should be well-behaved snow.


It was snowing most of the day in Boston, but it was nice enough to not accumulate on streets and walkways.

March Snow, Boston MA
An inch or two of March snow in Boston.

West End
Boston, MA