Spring in Iowa
Sunday, April 15, 2012
I just love SPRING in Iowa... all of the song birds are back now...except we are still waiting for the little wrens to set up house in their backyard apartment, er, birdhouse.
The robins are so pretty with their orange breasts as they have one eye on the ground for an unlucky worm. Just love to wake up to the sound of their song even when it is at FOUR A.M. :).
The newly overturned soil appears so black as it lies in contrast to the various hues of the new greens. Planting has begun in some areas, but there is always the chance of freezing conditions. It is such a relief to get everything in early, which in some years set up the scenario for the never ending game of chance between gardener/farmer and mother nature.
April showers bring May flowers... we are finally getting some much needed rain... but like with many springs once the faucet is turned on it doesn't get turned off right away. Some areas in Iowa are experiencing flooding as severe storms rampage through the Midwest this weekend... alas... this is spring in Iowa.