Tuesday, April 29, 2008

A is for apple, B is for "boing"

I noticed this week that the apple orchard at the bottom of our hill is bursting beautifully into bloom, apparently untouched by our recent cold weather. Our apple trees aren't readily visible, so I decided to walk up and see how they were doing. Hurray - one is blooming, and the other is covered with buds! Any year with homemade applesauce and apple cider is a good year.

Since today didn't turn out as wet as forecast, I finally let the sheep out to play. The four youngest lambs immediately congregated into a play group, and the big maple was the center of their activity. Oh, those bouncing babies! They are sirens, luring me to linger, forgetting all responsibilities. In vain I try to capture their effortless frenzy, my blurry photos only hinting at their gravity-defying antics.

That's it for now at . . .

6 comments:

Karen B. said...

Thanks for the opportunity to enjoy your nice spring photos, spring is late coming to MN. Beautiful!

Lauren said...

Awesome photos, I know how hard it is to catch the spring in their step but it is sooo fun to watch them.

Unlike karen's neck of the woods, spring has already left the desert, nineties already, aargh!

(Maybe I will have to come to Black Sheep, that is if gas gets any cheaper and I'm not holding my breath.)

Rayna said...

Awesome photos :) I think you captured the essence of all the fun just fine :)

Juliann said...

Wonderful action shots! I have that darn delay on my camera so miss out on any really good popcorn antics.

A :-) said...

Oh - SO cute those lambies are!!!

Sharon said...

Your springing lambs give you two kinds of spring - I'm jealous since I have none. Loved those pictures - I'm still smiling~