Spring comes to Elm Street

There is no doubt that it is spring in Sparta here on Elm Street.  Things are blooming, trees are full of new green leaves and pollen coats everything.  Chickens are delighted to feast on some of their spring weed favorites, especially the appropriately named chickweed and hen-bit.  And the vegetables are beginning to transition to spring and summer crops. 

The border of spirea behind the house never disappoints.

The border of spirea behind the house never disappoints.

This picture shows the early leaves just opening on many of the trees.  Note that the pecan trees are the last to leaf out.

This picture shows the early leaves just opening on many of the trees.  Note that the pecan trees are the last to leaf out.

White iris are generally the first of the iris to bloom.

White iris are generally the first of the iris to bloom.

In this view of the garden below the house, you see kale plants responding to the warmth and sending out their flower shoots.  I have been using these blossoms to add to salads. 

In this view of the garden below the house, you see kale plants responding to the warmth and sending out their flower shoots.  I have been using these blossoms to add to salads. 

A shade covered oasis in the summer, this arbor in the garden is just beginning to green up. 

A shade covered oasis in the summer, this arbor in the garden is just beginning to green up. 

The aptly named snowball viburnum plants open their wonderful  blossoms.

The aptly named snowball viburnum plants open their wonderful  blossoms.

Heirloom roses are favorites on Elm Street.

Heirloom roses are favorites on Elm Street.

The Elm Street tomboys seek a shady spot on a sunny day - but not before someone has captured another sign of spring:  a young snake.

The Elm Street tomboys seek a shady spot on a sunny day - but not before someone has captured another sign of spring:  a young snake.

Spring is, indeed, a magical time of the year.  We are so fortunate to be so close to the changes and delights of the season here on Elm Street. 

Suzy




15 Elm Street, Sparta, GA