Friday, March 25, 2011

Small signs of Spring

Scatter lounging in my faux bois planter.
She loves this thing so much that I may just make one for her to hang out in.  

One of the small signs that spring is in the air.
I have not seen any spring peepers yet, but have heard a few. 

Oracle!...what is that?????

I don't know Eco.
One of the strangest things that I have ever seen...
It looks like some sort of large ring.
I wonder if we could use one of those.

Looks like they are having fun!
When they are not looking we will try it! 

Check out this unusual tree!
Who knows how this happened?  

Her workouts are really helping her girlish figure.

Another very interesting tree.  

Hi folks!

Bumble here......
Remember how clean I was last week?
Well...something happened.
Something really, really bad.
Something that made my mom upset in many ways.

Another small sign of spring.

We went for our daily excursion and I was so clean that we visited the 
cleanest stream around.
That way if I got hot, I could walk around in the water without getting dirty.

It worked too...
but only for a while.....

We smelled flowers along the way.

We also checked out one of the neighbor's ponds.

I do not swim, so I stayed on the bank.  

Bulldogs sink...They say it is because we are so top heavy.
I have never even tried to swim.
Besides "they" are always watching me...
I have never even had a chance to try.

He he is my chance! 
No one is looking!

Oh crap!
I fell in head first! 

Maybe if I roll around...
no one will notice all of the dirt.
Oh no.....
Why did I do this!?  

I think it is working!


I can feel it.

I will shake a little for good measure.


As good as new!

No one will ever notice!

And.....Another interesting tree.

Just in case anyone has ever wondered what is at the end of a rainbow.

Horse water buckets!

Another small sign of spring.

We had a hail of a storm the other day.

No concrete was damaged in the making of this 
blog post.

The first seconds of the storm included some nice large chunks of hail. 

The last little sign of spring.

I am sure that there will more of this before we have warmer weather.
Actually I like seeing it, because it covers and protects all of the 
early rising plants in my flower beds.  

Have a great day!

Link to Farm Friend Friday at Verde Farm.  


  1. Ha! Bumble and I have so much in common. I could use some workouts for my 'girlish figure' and I always seem to end up in the mud as well!

    Spring is looking really nice over there. I'm still waiting.....

  2. Hey Jill! It sure doesn't look like that here. We are back to snow and heavy blankets. It was in the teens this morning. That Bumble sure is one personable puppy.

  3. Bumble momma is laughing so hard. We do believe it was all a set up. It's moms fault we know it. Top heavy? Us too. We still think it's muscle
    Benny & Lily

  4. I keep telling you...Bumble is exfoliating! Haven't you ever heard of a mudpack? Love the planter...tell me how you made sounds like a JP project!...:)JP

  5. Love the pic of the horses staring at the hula hoop! Too funny!

  6. Love the horses and their conversation about the hula hoop! That certainly is one dog that knows how to have fun!


  7. Bumble, you always make me laugh! I'm glad you find time to smell the flowers.

  8. JP-The concrete planter is made using a process called faux bois. It is constructed by making a metal armature and then adding a coat of concrete. Followed by another coat of neat paste (cement) that is sculpted to look like wood. There is a place called the Garden Art Forum that has a ton of info on the process. I am also a member there. You should give it a try!

  9. Wow--great signs of spring for sure. That Bumble--uh oh, what a bad boy :) LOL That’s some big hail. I love the horse buckets at the end of the rainbow. Thanks for sharing with FFF!

  10. Oh, Bumble! You look like a little pig!

  11. love bumble
    she has the face
    of my bulldog constance!
    greetings from wales

  12. What a fun post. Cute animals, cute kids, and lovely nature. I loved it!