March 18, 2009

Spring is Springing!

"For behold the Winter is past,
the rain is over and gone.
The flowers appear on the Earth.
The time of the singing of birds has come
and the voice of the turtledove
is heard in our land." - Song of Solomon

...and not a moment too soon!

The vinca is already up and running,
in all of it's purple majesty.

Our fuzzy friends here are out and about,
looking for a snack and a place to paddle.

We've got big garden plans this year -
of both the colorful and the edible varieties
and these duckies are key.

You're lookin' at the Slug Patrol Task Force -
and even when they are little, they're very effective.

Because they prefer the baby slugs,
we get a headstart in keeping the
whole population in check.

Soooooo ready for Spring here!

1 comment:

prettyshabby said...

hello Genevieve! thankyou for your message, your pictures of ducklings are soooo gorgeous (I'm secretly hoping my ladies will go broody next year)I'm very pleased to hear they'll go on slug patrol, my poor Hostas were decimated this year.I have noticed ours have muddy bills so they must already be foraging for below ground goodies!
have a lovely week x