April 20, 2013

Who Flipped The Green Switch?

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Who Flipped The Green Switch? © April 2013 by Leigh 

19 comments:

Woolly Bits said...

lucky you, we're still waiting for that:) the downside of ash trees - they start late and get rid of their leaves early... but it's definitely a bit milder, can't be long now! I hope your superpregnant goat takes that as a sign:)

Rachy said...

How lovely!!!

I can't seem to find our green switch :(

daisy said...

My husband was just commenting yesterday that our weeping elm seemed to fill up with leaves overnight! ;0) Enjoy the green!

Leigh said...

Bettina, I believe I'll have a Ziggy kid post to share within the week!

Rachy, LOL, those green switches seem to have minds of their own.

Daisy, isn't it amazing how that happens? But oh, so welcome.

Tami said...

Amen Sister! It's an intense green too.

SM and I were looking out at the yard other day saying the grass looks like someone's taken a can spray paint to it.

Farmer Barb said...

That is why Ziggy has been holding out!

Renee Nefe said...

Still waiting on our spring. We're supposed to have more snow on Monday. sigh!

Mama Pea said...

Who flipped the green switch? Nobody around here in northern Minnesota, that's for sure! Only twelve degrees this morning which means our high drifts of snow (someone said we got 18" this last snowfall . . . but how can they tell with so much drifting?) are going to stay like cement sculptures for a while.

I'll have to enjoy spring through your pictures! Keep 'em comin'. :o)

Leigh said...

Tami, I reckon that's because of all the rain we've had??? It's glorious after winter's browns and grays!

Barb, Ziggy is hanging in there but starting to show signs of nearing the end. You all will be the first to know once she kids. :)

Renee, oh no. What a crazy winter it's been.

Mama Pea, you too. I can't imagine still having to deal with all that snow!

nancy said...

Same thing here- tree leafing out, blossoms, green grass...

Nina said...

No green switch here! It's blustery, grey and snowing today. Spring has gone somewhere else this weekend.

luckybunny said...

Wow! That was fast! It's barely starting here but I can see a green tint to the grass, nothing else has happened quite yet and now it's cold again. But spring is here, and she shows herself when she's ready! :) I bet the goaties love it!

Hannah said...

Wow, what a difference! The plant that saves me from all the drab brown in the winter is the running bamboo Phyllostachys nuda, and the new shoots are supposed to be edible, though I haven't had the nerve to dig them. I get a lot of canes from them every year to stake my tomatoes, too. I also jumped into growing timber bamboo but it is much slower so I haven't cut any canes yet. I don't give any of them summer water so it may slow them down a lot.

Julene said...

Beautiful green! It means mowing at our house but at least one of us likes to mow! :) Your place is in full swing from babies, to garden, fruit trees! It is wonderful to have these seasons to appreciate the gifts that come!!

Sandy said...

Leigh,

I love the flip of the green switch. To bad it wasn't sooner. This weekend will be the first weekend without frost. Can't wait to get outside and play in the dirt :-) and know it will count and things won't die off from the cold.

I love your header and the background picture of the flowering tree. What type of tree is this?

Leigh said...

Nancy, isn't it great?

Nina, spring certainly does to be slow arriving in quite a few places.

Donna, trouble is, we don't really get much spring. It goes from cold to hot all too fast.

Hannah, that's great you're growing bamboo. I've thought about it too, but haven't taken the step. I'd love not only the canes, but the forage for the goats.

Julene, it truly is a spring green. I hear you on mowing though. We're past due! And unfortunately, it's always last on the to-do list. :)

Sandy, thank you! The tree in the background is a dogwood. It's a large old one that is always an eyecatcher. :)

Stephanie said...

Love it! It happened almost overnight here in NC too :)

Thistle Rose Weaving said...

Love all the green, once the flood water recede here maybe we will get more green! Waiting for Miss Ziggy to pop, poor little dear.

Julie said...

It has started to turn green here but still so cold got more snow last week but they say warmer by Thursday.