Even now I love this time of year. Things are finally beginning to grow here in Michigan. It feels like after the long winter everything is renewed again and earth comes alive after a long hibernation. I find myself rediscovering all the little things that bring me joy again. It's a time when the weather begins to warm and the days are gradually getting longer. We spend more time outside before it gets too hot. We've enjoyed a lot of sunshine and warmer temperatures in the last week or so but that seems to be over - for now - the next few days are supposed to bring rain. My Mum always says it's changeable at the end of one month and the beginning of another.
For this Five on Friday I'm going to share five things from my walks this week and the things I've seen springing up and and the animals out and about.
These tiny flowers are actually from my garden. They are the first signs of spring I see.
A walk in the woods, such a peaceful place. Green is finally springing up everywhere! Just waiting for the trees for finish budding!
A variety of birds out enjoying the sunshine. It's wonderful listening to their chorus as they honk out warnings or call to one another. As I walk along some of them seem to let the others know a stranger is coming into their midst.
A chipmunk out and about. These little creatures are so speedy and can be quite noisy! Most of the time all I see is a little flash and a chirp and they are gone.
This has to be my favourite of the week! I wasn't even sure what it was as I haven't seen one before. The bird chirping a warning was what caught my attention. I started to take a photo of the bird and this creature caught my eye. I had to text a photo to my husband to ask what it was. A Muskrat, was his answer. Apparently they are rodent like creatures that live in the wetlands.
Hopefully the rain won't last for days and days and I'll be able to get back out and about again soon.