Springtime in the Ozarks

Spring has arrived in full force here in the Ozarks! The red buds, cherry trees, and forsythia are in full bloom as you can see here from the sideyard of our Victoria House Cottage. There is also a Robin sitting on her nest in this white Cherry tree.

We also had a new bird arrive this week. It took us a couple of days to figure it out since none of us had ever seen one. Then one of the guests got a good look at the beak and we had the problem solved. They aren’t in full color yet and that led to some of the confusion; but once we got out the binoculars and could clearly see the beak we pegged it! Red crossbills, 5 or 6 at a time were loving the sunflower seeds.

If you’ve thought of planting a Spring flowering bush, may we recommend the Korean Spice Viburnum. This very fragrant bush is also by our Victoria House cottage. The entire block smells heavenly. You’ll see the local walkers stop to smell it every time they walk by. If you happen on it at a nursery grab it.