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Springtime in Atlanta brings dramatic beauty.

In Personal Blog on March 13, 2012 at 9:38 AM

A garden is a lovesome thing. T. E. Browne

We have had a great amount of rain this spring.  It makes our outdoor garden plants happy.  Today a great variety of plants are in bloom in our yard: Hellebores, daffodils, camellias, azaleas, loropetalum, redbud trees, wood violets, one solitary purple tulip blossom and others.

I see tiny evidence of green growth at the tips of the tree branches.  All the little branches that are part of the big trees are beginning to join the great explosion of spring green color. Springtime in Atlanta is dramatic in its beauty.

An owl is nesting in the big oak in the middle of the backyard.  That nest has served as a home for many critters in the past. When the children were growing up a mother raccoon and her 4 kits made it their abode.  There have been countless squirrel families in it, but this is the first time I know of an owl owning the place.

It calls at dusk and then for about an hour afterwards.  The first time we heard it we knew it was very close, but night had fallen and we couldn’t locate where the sound was coming from.

Then, the other night at suppertime, we saw it fly into the hollow of the tree.  The tree is five stories tall and the hollow is at mid-level.  I will keep you posted on Mr. Hooty.  His voice is amazing.

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