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Signs of spring around my place lately…

..weeds that are growing…

close up of weeds starting to grow in dry soil

..flowerbeds that are cleaned out..hurrah!

cleaned out flowerbeds

There are ladybugs everywhere, absolutely everywhere…

close up of ladybug in dry leaves

Like on my hat when I went in the house! I kinda flipped out though, because I had *just* squashed a dozy wasp that I disturbed among my irises. I screamed and smooshed.

Lucky for the ladybug there was only a scream.

My raspberries starting to grow.

raspberries start growing

More ladybugs. I love ladybugs.

close up of ladybug in a yellow leaf

And another. I liked how the hole in the leaf was in focus and not the bug.

close up of another ladybug in a leaf

Irises a’ growing.

Irises started growing

Peonies coming up.

Peonies started to grow and coming up of the soil

And things that have yet to be done.

so much dry leaves needs to be clean

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