Wednesday, April 29, 2020

End of April Pics

Not the very best month for photos, lots of fog and gray skies and a pandemic looming 24/7. These are a few of the things we saw this month that haven't already been posted.

These two goslings were so cute.  I just wish they would have posed for me.
An unusual blue sky day here and a 22 degree halo.
Looking for art anywhere, even on the head of a mushroom.
Very first rose of the season. What a beauty!
Lupine on the side of the road blooming wildly.

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  1. For gray read grey. It's not just miles of trackless ocean that separate us, wilful linguistics plays its part. Take "color" and try to pronounce it. More like something you put round your neck. But then we've got cough, enough, through, thought, bough and slough. Divided by a common language, our finger tips light years apart. The reluctant fowl was taught by a recusant language mistress and is hurrying away to keep herself pure.

    As you can see I'm short of things to say.

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    1. Roderick-- Ah yes, gray is grey. Language is a tricky thing. You say potato, I say potato.

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  2. Just the thing to cheer us up at this time

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    1. Billy-- Yes, and we do need cheering up these days.

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  3. Spring arrives despite our lockdown. You live in a beautiful world.

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    1. 37paddington-- Ah, that reliable beauty lifts our hearts every year.

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  4. Those goslings were adorable. Nature is smart to make babies of a species so cute.
    That mushroom looks like it has the face of an alien carved into it from the side. Yea, I do that a lot.

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    1. Patti-- I loved seeing those goslings. I wish I could have gotten a better photo of them. They were so cute. I like what you see on the mushroom.

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  5. You've been able to take advantage of some of the spring development.

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    1. Red-- I am so happy spring is arriving. It is the most beautiful balance to these crazy times.

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  6. Your lupines are well ahead of ours. We don't even have a flower stalk yet. Love that rose!

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    1. Steve-- Those lupines made us so happy. Quite a sight on our cow pasture walk. I was so happy to see that first rose. Made me think of my mom. She would have loved it.

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  7. Now I thought the mushroom art looked like a jellyfish! Loved the beautiful colors on that rose - exquisite!

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    1. Ellen-- Yes! I see a jellyfish, or some kind of sea creature. That first blooming rose made our day.

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  8. Goslings are always lovely to see - pity they have to grow into such noisy, messy adults. I just read that a goose has nested in a raised flower bed in the entrance to York Railway Station - it's just so quiet there at the moment!

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    1. John-- Those goslings were so cute. We were so happy to see them. We've been watching videos of wildlife walking the quiet streets of big cities. Quite a sight and truly uplifting.

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  9. Oh my gosh, that rose! I can't wait for things to start blooming around here.

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    1. Sharon-- I was so happy to see that rose in the front yard. Oh yes, soon they'll be blooming there too.

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  10. We have usually seen the geese and then the goslings on the Nashua River here. But lately it seems that so many birds are scarce (self-isolating too?) The geese can be messy on the walkways, but at least we are seeing signs of life, just not right now. Lupine is a lovely plant and the rose was quite beautiful.

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    1. Beatrice-- We see a lot of geese here on their journeys north and south. They do quite a bit of flyovers (by the thousands!). It's a real treat to see them on the ground with their goslings.

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  11. wonderful photos -- I see a bird head and chest/wings on that mushroom! Your first rose is gorgeous. I bought three bushes yesterday and can't wait to get them planted. Keep those lovely photos coming!

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    1. Tara-- So glad you liked these photos. I can't wait to see pics of your first roses too.

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  12. What A Beautiful Tribute To April - Thank You For Sharing

    Cheers

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  13. Hope there are no turtles to grab those last two goslings. Loved the pictures.

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    1. NCmountainwoman-- Haven't seen any turtles out at the marsh. I think (hope) the goslings are safe too.

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