Mourning Doves

Several years ago, I noticed that the Mourning Doves begin cooing in February around the same time the snowdrops show up in my garden.  Ever since then, I enjoy listening for them each morning in February.  A few days ago, hubby told me he heard one before I did and later that day I heard…

Snowdrop Haiku

Drops of fair petals are here to usher in Spring like a soft whisper © Tanya Kohl 2020

Tadpoles

How cool are these tadpoles?  I love looking for them during our spring hikes.  

Picnic at Samuel S. Lewis State Park

On Wednesday, we adventured to Samuel S. Lewis State Park for a picnic.  We flew our kites, played disc golf and went for a hike.  We also have a velcro paddle and ball to play catch with which was fun.  We really enjoyed ourselves! Hubby is better at disc golf.  I did get the hang…

Thankful For My Garden

Today was such a gorgeous day!  I have a lot to be thankful for.  I did some work on the garden.  I cleaned up the veggie garden and got it ready for planting. We have this plant in our garden that was given to us a long time ago and I don’t know what it…

Shenk’s Ferry Wildflower Preserve – April 7th

Yesterday we adventured to Shenk’s Ferry for our third visit.  I read that the Dutchmans Breeches were blooming now, so I wanted to see if we could find some at the preserve.  Well there were hundreds of them covering the hillsides and they are one of the most beautiful native flowers! Shenk’s Ferry is located…

Spring Frog Walk

On today’s walk we heard two different frog calls.  We’re used to hearing the Spring Peeper, but today we also discovered Wood Frogs.  I thought they sounded like birds at first.  This one in the picture was sitting on the trail catching the rays.  Here’s a site to listen to more frog calls- Calls of Frogs…

Sunday Hike – March 24th

Yesterday’s hike was really beautiful because there was plenty of sunshine and we didn’t have to wear our winter coats.  This trail is one of our favorite trails and we have hiked it hundreds of times.  We don’t often see anyone else, but we saw many other people out hiking on this particular day.  We…

Early Spring Walk – March 17th

My hubby and I went for a walk yesterday and saw a lot of things we enjoy seeing this time of year.  We saw this curious squirrel. Pretty green buds. Turtles sunning themselves. Cardinals and many other songbirds. Ducks swimming in the creek. Many pairs of ducks and geese. A beautiful blue sky. A patch…

Snowdrops

The first flowers in my garden are these beautiful little snowdrops. They are also a wonderful first sign of Spring.