Red buds…

It is still March, still cold at night and there is still a lot of snow in piles all around Meeker, but these two bushes were blooming on Monday. It took a while to find some true signs of spring around Meeker, but the red buds, above, and the reddish stems with cotton-like buds, right, were looking good and strong as if they wait for the spring sun and heat just around the corner. Spring did officially begin last week, following the start of daylight savings time, which runs until November.

Spring…

Some spring blooms are fading, but the crabapple blossoms in Steve and Donna Petersburg’s front yard on Pinyon Circle make for a vibrant reminder of the coming growing season.

Don’t honk…

phmkcattle on hwy 64

This photographer was rebuked by a cowboy after tapping his car horn to get through a herd of cattle on Highway 64, a sure sign of spring.