Ahhh, Spring

posted in: The Garden 2020 | 16

The sun came out along with the new month, something we all need to see and feel.

The robin was singing in the new day.

Part of my social distancing routine is to get out into the garden each day, walk around, check for new growth, listen to the birds and basically get some fresh air.

spring 2020 fence garden at craftygardener.ca

With the sunny day I was able to start the garden clean up – one garden area at a time. The fence garden was the first area tackled. I love making ‘piles’ as my husband calls them, and the first big pile of the season was made by raking all the debris off the fence garden. Later I moved this pile to the back area where it can compost away. Lots of new growth was discovered here.

hyacinths in the garden at craftygardener.ca

The hyacinths had been uncovered on a previous walk but now I was able to clear much more away and hopefully the sun will encourage these to grow more.

shady tree garden April 2020 at craftygardener.ca

The back shade garden, started last year got a couple of new additions. One of the big Stumpy family got moved there. It used to be in the honeysuckle garden but the squirrels had decided to use it as a launch pad to jump to the feeder pole, so it got moved to the back of the tree garden. The other addition was al old birdhouse that is falling apart was placed on one of the other stumps.

Chippy munching leaves at craftygardener.ca

What fun to watch Chippy munching on some leaves, probably to reline his/her nest.

robins at craftygardener.ca

The robin was spotted on one of the solar lights about a week ago on one of my garden walk about. Do you think he/she was looking for the light at the end of the tunnel?

With social distancing most of the parks for bird watching are closed, but do not fear, spring migration has not been cancelled.

April showers wreath at craftygardener.ca

The boots and bumbershoots have been put outside for a little spring cheer.

sky watch on April2, 2020 at craftygardener.ca

This cloud formation was amazing on April 2, 2020 and if you look really close you can just see the moon peeking through on the left.

garden line

16 Responses

  1. Margie

    It’s so encouraging to see the green popping out of the ground. A friend in Vancouver told me that it was snowing there today, while we had beautiful weather.

    • Crafty Gardener

      We were in Victoria this time last year and the cherry blossoms and spring flowers were gorgeous. Hoping the sun is out today as it was yesterday. Tea time on the deck was lovely.

  2. Margy

    Your yard is amazing. It must give you a lot of pleasure especially now. We saw a robin yesterday during our walk between rain showers. Cloudy skies make staying in even harder for me. They say next week will be sunnier. – Margy

    • Crafty Gardener

      The robin sings every morning, and it is lovely to hear now we can have the windows open a bit. We had rain yesterday but today looks promising, so the laundry is going outside for that fresh air smell. Enjoy your walks.

  3. Eileen


    You have a lovely yard and a great place for the birds and wildlife to enjoy.
    The robin has a pretty song. Love the cue chipmunk. I like the stump face too, cute. Your forsythia hanging is really pretty! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, stay safe! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy weekend. PS, thank you for the commend and visit.

    • Crafty Gardener

      We really appreciate the garden at time like this Eileen, as we can’t get out to the various places we love to walk and go bird watching. We do also have large flocks of geese and ducks flying over, so we do know that spring migration hasn’t been cancelled. Hope you and your family are keeping well and busy at home. Stay safe.

  4. Anne

    I came across your blog from Viewing Nature with Eileen. I enjoyed your post about your garden and gardening.. I am discovering that during this social distancing I am found a new hobby that I have always wanted to do. Like have an indoor herb garden.. just waiting on my supplies to start.. Be safe.

    • Crafty Gardener

      Thanks for visiting Anne, an indoor herb garden sounds lovely … good smells and sniffs and then good herbs to use in your cooking. Good luck with it.

  5. P Slade

    That’s a lovely garden you have Linda. The American Robin sounds very similar to our Common Blackbird singing. Of course as you know, the two species are related even though they look dissimilar.

    • Crafty Gardener

      Thanks for visiting. We also have quite a few blackbirds visiting the garden. The spring and summer birds are returning and the birds that stay all winter are getting their bright summer feathers.

  6. lavender dreams

    Your blog looks good and the text is so easy to read! The comment box is nice and big too! LOVE that chipmunk…hubby and I both looked at him! And the Robin is neat to see in the Spring. LOVE the clouds too. It’s nice to get outside when we have to stay home all the time. Stay safe and healthy! Hugs!

    • Crafty Gardener

      Thanks for letting me know how my site looks Dianne, you just never know what it looks like in other peoples browsers or devices. Hope you are enjoying your walks, watch our for those snakes!! That was quite the one you saw on your last walk.

  7. Anni

    Amazing photos (of course being a birder, I love the colorful robin, but that chipmunk & sky is pretty darned awesome too!
    Thanks so much for this. We birders at I’d Rather B Birdin appreciate your blog post & photos!

    • Crafty Gardener

      Thanks Anni, not a lot of wild birds this week due to staying home, but garden birds are just as beautiful. We have seen and heard lots of geese flying overhead, but just too high up to get a good photo. A lot of patience, and appreciation of that which is close to us, and we will all be out with our cameras once again.

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