Monday, March 29, 2010

signs of spring

hi every bloggie!

You know the saying, March comes in like a lion and leaves like a lamb. Well this year, March has been all roars. Between rain drops and receding waters, I've seen signs of spring along the assabet river- my usual stomping grounds.

The plant life and vegetation is popping up. I don't know the name of this delightful plant but I did water it some more.

Mom was super excited although you can't really see it. That's woodie the woodpecker! We hear him every day but finally caught him with our own eyes!

Mr. Beaver commissioned and donated his own sculptures to the river front. Usually the water level doesn't even hit this tree. That's' how much rain we've had.

He is quite the craftsman but doesn't pick up after himself. Look at all the woodchips left behind.

Oh we've seen painted turtles too! They love to sun tan! Hold on fella don't jump in until we snap the foto! Whew! Just in time!

Since the foliage hasn't grown in it, I get to stick my snooter into large holes or dens that are usally covered up quite well. Yoohooo anybody home? Not sure who lives there but I'll check again later.

Oops that's not a den! I've never got my snooter close to that hole either. Tula please! Still working on that greeting in graduate school. Well I can practice at least right? For your sake, just be glad it's not a scratch and sniff post.

I guess with all those signs, spring must be coming- right?

PS I've only heard frog chirping love songs in my early morning walkies but no sightings just yet. Trust me, you will be the first to know!


  1. Love the signs of spring you are seeing. Let's hope they stay with us now!!

  2. Spring is so exciting! Especially when we look at it from your point of view....well except the shot of Tula. TMI!!!

  3. yep goofball, better be careful where you put your snouter! just keep that it on those froggies & woodiewoodpeckahs-- and out of lady bidnez.


  4. What an exciting spring around your place Norwood! Lots more interesting wildlife than we have!

    take care
    Clive and the NSLM

  5. Oh my! I feel a bit faint from that last photo.


  6. Let's hope Woodie Woodpecker doesn't decide to sit on Tula's backside and work on makin' that hole bigger!

    Tula might do a little chirpin' herself!

    Woofs and springy slobbers,
    Chester ;0=)

  7. hee hee, you watered the plant a bit more.. hee hee

  8. We need one of those dog-bottom flower-patches! Stat!

  9. I love the nature by your home. I wish I could visit. Of course I also wish you could visit me... Oh, well. As for the last photo, as if it wasn't enough I was already laughing, you go on and write the bit about us being lucky it's not a scratch and sniff post, and now my sides are aching from laughing so much. You're the dude, Norwood.

  10. You know how to "do" spring, Norwood. We'll try to follow your lead. Including putting snooters into holes. So long as no muskrats bite us in greeting.

    What a role model you are,
    Jake and Fergi xxoo

  11. We heard Woody on Monday -

    And then he/she was exploring MY tree but Mom khouldn't get any good shots of him -

    Great khameo appearance by TTMB!

    PeeEssWoo: Mom says something about a SNL sketch with John Belushi and how March khomes in and leaves now...

  12. I'm so excited that frogging has begun and spring has sprung! As for the last can match that photo up with your #2 shot and start a new gallery!
    Happy Tuesday!
    your pal,

  13. Yep, all of those seem like wonderful signs that spring is finally coming back!

  14. Gosh, spring is just busting out all over where you are! I thinks we're starting to get some here, too. Good job tracking down Woody!

    And that last picture - whoa! That was one of the biggest hineys I've ever seen in my whole entire life!

    Wiggles & Wags,

  15. Wroooo wrooo, Lots of signs of spring...Buddy was especially interested in Tula's "other end"...
    Licks and sniffs,
    Zack, Sassy and Buddy

  16. Oh yes Norwood Spring is coming. Great pictures.. What is up with that Tula hogging the picture?
    Keep looking you will find Mr. Frog before long. Mom found Mr. Toad when she was pulling weeds on Sunday.

    Big Sloppy Kisses
    Gus, Louie and Callie

  17. We're totally waiting for the season to turn... what's taking so long? We had a few beautiful days, and now all the critters are out. Plenty of chasing to do, but no footing on all the wet ground.

    Was Tula's pose her opinion on all the rainy weather?! You guys always know how to have a great time, though!


  18. You're such a hoot, Norwood! Poor Tula!
    Mom says she thinks that's skunk cabbage in the first picture!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

  19. Hi Norwood,

    Well it's about time Spring got here, we've been waiting all winter!

    Thanks for letting us know.

    Riley and Star.

  20. Wow, did ya catch that beaver??
    Did you check out Mischka's blog a while back? We wonder if it is the same Mr Beaver...

  21. Love Spring! Beautiful pictures, at least until the END.


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