Photo Gallery: Signs of Spring on the Old Mission Peninsula

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Has Spring arrived? Could that be possible? We’re certainly starting to see some signs of that, like the photo above of tender tart cherry buds from yesterday’s walk. If all goes well with the weather, we’ll start to see some cherry blossoms in the next few weeks. (Please don’t freeze them out, Mother Nature.) I cannot wait to post those!

OMP farmers are busy pruning, fertilizing, planting and getting ready for the busy growing season ahead. I’ve also heard reports of daffodils, beautiful woodland flowers, dens full of baby fox, and other signs of that beloved and sometimes elusive season we call Spring.

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Here are a couple photos from my family’s cooling pad north of Mapleton, a.k.a. Johnson Farms…

Fertilizer on Johnson Farms Cooling Pad, north of Mapleton | Jane Boursaw Photo
Fertilizer on Johnson Farms Cooling Pad, north of Mapleton | Jane Boursaw Photo
Posts on Johnson Farms Cooling Pad, north of Mapleton | Jane Boursaw Photo
Posts on Johnson Farms Cooling Pad, north of Mapleton | Jane Boursaw Photo

Last night, I stopped at the pond at the bottom of our driveway and sent a video of the Spring Peepers to Old Mission Gazette’s Instagram account. The Goldfinch are turning a brighter shade of yellow, and I’m hearing more Canada Geese honking around the neighborhood.

Goldfinch on Bluff Road on the Old Mission Peninsula | Jane Boursaw Photo
Goldfinch on Bluff Road | Jane Boursaw Photo
Canada Geese on Brinkman Road on the Old Mission Peninsula | Jane Boursaw Photo
Canada Geese on Brinkman Road | Jane Boursaw Photo

Our world may be in the midst of a pandemic like most of us have never seen before, but nature continues to shine her bright light on us, moving boldly forward into another season. Have faith, dear friends.

Here’s a couple more woodland photos from walks behind the house…

Woodland Moss on the Old Mission Peninsula | Jane Boursaw Photo
Woodland Moss on the Old Mission Peninsula | Jane Boursaw Photo
Woodland Flower on the Old Mission Peninsula | Jane Boursaw Photo
Woodland Flower on the Old Mission Peninsula | Jane Boursaw Photo

And last but certainly not least, I can’t leave out this guy, hanging out on our woodpile…

Chipmunk on Bluff Road woodpile | Jane Boursaw Photo
Chipmunk on Bluff Road Woodpile | Jane Boursaw Photo

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