Sudden Spring

photography by Maike's Marvels

photography by Maike's Marvels

We’ve had some amazingly warm weather here this week. The trees are “sprouting” buds, the sunshine gave everyone good cheer, and it was impossible to stay in.

photography by Maike's Marvels

I spotted some bees on these flowers.

photography by Maike's Marvels

I don’t know what these are called, but I like them.

photography by Maike's Marvels

The tulips are biding their time, but the hyacinth started emerging after a day of warmth.

photography by Maike's Marvels

The Narcissus has an early bloom.

photography by Maike's Marvels

photography by Maike's Marvels

I don’t know the names of these spring flowers.

photography by Maike's Marvels

photography by Maike's Marvels

I wandered the Emily Oaks Nature Preserve and spotted two butterflies already! They were giddy too and fluttered like crazy, so it was impossible to take a snapshot or identify them.

photography by Maike's Marvels

Some “winterâ” flowers. I like the silver sheen.

photography by Maike's Marvels

photography by Maike's Marvels

Emily Oaks hosts numerous goldfish, which tend to be invisible during the lush vegetation months.

photography by Maike's Marvels

Geese and ducks were exploring the pond and chatting away.

photography by Maike's Marvels

Some geese were getting closer.

photography by Maike's Marvels

Until a child ran up and they distanced themselves again.

photography by Maike's Marvels

photography by Maike's Marvels

Here’s hoping the frost is done until the end of the year.

photography by Maike's Marvels

I’ll be getting out my flower dictionary to refresh my naming abilities.

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