SPRING For real this time.

I know this subject has been pounded into the ground and you all are going to think I have absolutely nothing else to talk about besides the weather, but I SWEAR this will be the last time... until summer!
This is just so wonderful, I had to show you because it lifted me a little today! On my frequent ventures in and out of the house, I have slowly been noticing the beautiful things happening in my yard...
I keep wondering why I haven't noticed these things before when it dawned on me that this is actually my first spring in this home we bought in Indiana! When we got here, it was just when summer was kind of petering out and the funny thing is... through the fall and winter, I complained and moaned about our yard and all these random dead things we should cut down and pull up!
Can you imagine? Cutting down these trees to reduce the pine needles? Yanking up some brown string that is now yielding some Irises! And it is all here without me having to so anything! It makes me feel so ashamed- and my husband so relieved, I'm sure!
I just felt so uplifted to see the life opening up- being able to catch and appreciate glimpses of the couple weeks where blooms are in full force before they give way to full green...
AND LOOK! I even have my own butterfly! You know how you see everyones nature photos- you know everyone has "the butterfly"...? Well this one landed just for me, like it just wanted its picture taken... look who else posed for me today...
Haha, can you believe it? See? Now aren't you glad you stayed to look through my spring photos? This is my Grey Tree Frog! They are chameleons so they take every color... and I was just so impressed by his rock-like stature to blend with my concrete sill! Before this, he was almost pure white on my mailbox near our porch light catching flies... nearly scared me and the mail lady to death!
So this is my beautiful yard...
And I am so happy you have tolerated it with me...
Like I said, I know I (and everyone else) have beat the weather talk into the ground, but I am always just so excited for winter to be over! So this was my delegated spring post. The OFFICIAL spring post. If it were a twitter name it would be @TheRealSpringPost. Haha... Thank you and enjoy!