March 8th, 2010
Some Signs of Spring
Posted by Francesca
Sharkey and I put our yellow coats on the other day and went outside to explore. We've been noticing how the days seem to be getting longer and that can only mean that spring is on its way. We trotted around the farm to see if we could find evidence of this and we weren't disappointed! Have a look at what we found.
1 Sharkey, I can't believe what I'm seeing here!
2 Do you see the snowdrops coming out of the ground?
3 These beautiful flowers are early bloomers, but they are a sure sign that spring is on its way.
4 Now here's something that matches our coats!
5 Francesca, these are the flowers of the witch hazel shrub.
6 You're right, Sharkey! The bark and leaves of witch hazel are astringent and extracts from it are used in soothing lotions for treating bruises and insect bites. Witch-hazel even helps to shrink and contract blood vessels back to normal size.
7 And what have we here?
8 I think the daffodils are pushing through the ground!
9 You're right, Franny, those are definitely daffodils!
10 In fact, they seem to be emerging all along the daffodil border.
11 You can practically see them growing!
12 Even though there are signs of spring, it's still winter. Let's go inside and warm up! My feet are cold!
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