❀~Its Spring!~❀

This page is dedicated to some of my favorite things about spring (my favorite season!) :3 Click the buttons above or the boxes below to view my spring pages!

❀ flowers ❀

pictures of flowers ive taken

☘ clovers ☘

four leaf clovers ive found

❜ toadpoles ❜

growth of toad tadpoles


Speedwell - 3/31/23

These are my favorite little flowers! Apparently they are called some kind of Speedwell (Persian Speedwell, Bird's-Eye Speedwell, etc). They appear to be common wildflowers, and I often find them in sunny areas along the road/sidewalk and in peoples yards (but not planted) ^^

i remember noticing patches of them near the sidewalk when I was in kindergarden so they always remind me of childhood spring ^^

Here is an online gallery of them!

Purple Deadnettle - 3/31/23

Another wildflower! This one appears in the same locations as the little blue flowers (you can even see them in this picture), but they also occur in large patches in farm fields that dont have new crops yet, creating purple fields. their leaves range from warm purple to green

I enjoy their tall spriggy nature, and the fact that the leaves can be very purple

It appears early in the season they are the purplest, and they gradually get greener. this picture was taken on 4/16/23

Henbit Deadnettle - 4/16/23

Related to the deadnettle above! They similarlly form stalks, but have a pinker hue, especially notable with the deep pinkish red buds the flowers form before opening

Ground Ivy/Creeping Charlie - 4/16/23

i mostly see these in shady areas

Bugleweed - 4/16/23

throughout the year these plants mostly present as dark green to purple leafy greens low to the ground, but in spring they produce vibrant violet purple flower stalks!

Wild Violets - 4/16/23

these are all over everyones grass now! they range from a deep blueish purple to near white lavender. i see them in both sunny and shady eareas. unfortuntely my camera has a hard time capuring blue leaning purples

grass often covers their leaves, but here you can see a patch of them with their leaves fully visable ^^

Annual Bluegrass - 4/16/23

i just thought these little white grass flowers were pretty

Double Flowering Cherry Tree - 4/15/23

very fluffy pink decorative trees! petals create a pink blanket on the ground when they fall. technically known as Prunus 'Kanzan'

Dame's Rocket - 5/11/23

a wild flower i mainly see growing along side the road under trees or in ditches. they range from a warm medium purple to almost pure white, with a range of lavender inbetween

I found out the names of these flowers by reverse image searching one of my pictures with google (click the camera button in the search bar and upload a picture)

Four Leaf Clovers

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The classic four leaf, considered a symbol of luck :3 their leaves tend to fall into two categories: equally sized, or one leaf smaller than the rest

Five Leaf

rarer than the four leaf, but not exceptionally hard to find. the relative size of their leaves vary more than four leaves, but two common arangements are: three leaves with two smaller ones, or four leaves with one smaller leaf

Six+ Leaf

six leafs are very rare! They tend to have four large leaves and two smaller leaves

I've only ever found two seven leaf clovers in my lifetime, one when I was very little, and one i think last year? I unfortunately dont have any pictures. Both of those clovers had a very thick stem that looked like two stems fused together

here is my most recent six leaf showing the fused stem appearance


Last spring (2022) during lunch break I went outside and found a huge patch of four leaves! Sometimes you will find an area that has a much higher density of four leaves than average

Heres an example of a patch with multiple four leaves within close proximity of one another ^^

Two and One leaf

Just as clovers can have extra leaves, they can also naturally have less leaves (as in they grew that way, rather than being eaten by bugs)!

this image shows the difference between a natural one leaf (bottom) and a three leaf that was damaged (top). Notice how the damaged three leaf has nubs on its stem where the other two leaves were, where as the one leaf has a smooth transition from stem to leaf


Other fun mutations! Many of these feature clovers with leaves that look like they are tring to split into separate leaves, but arent there yet. If you spot a mutated clover like these, theres likely to be more around (including four leaves ^^)

Toadpoles - Toad tadpoles

Spring 2022 we (my parents and I) noticed there were tadpoles in our pool (still tarped over from winter). This picture is from 4/24/22, shortly after we noticed. I was excited that I was able to caputure their little eyes. There were thousands of them, and once the sun got shining, they would crowd together near the shallow edges in the sun. Everyday after work I would go out to see them, creating a relaxing little routine for myself while even engaging with nature!

If you stuck your hands or feet in the water still enough for them to become comfortable, they would start to nibble on your skin! It was an experience you could feel, and was almost ticklish if one got into the webbing of your fingers. This video is from 4/30/22, its compressed for size, but the speed is accurate.

This picture is from 5/08/22. As you can see they are larger, their eyes are more defined, and their heads are notably wider ^^.

Here they have sprouted little back legs!!! 5/16/22

We determined that they were toads rather than frogs due to their black color and by finding long strings of eggs while transporting them (toad eggs string together, while frog eggs clump together)

After they sprouted legs they very quickly transformed into little toads! Fully toad shapped, but so tiny! The date I have for this one is 5/21/22. Shortly before this image, we began transporting them to a nearby pond, which was good timinng since they started hopping out of the pool near the end of the week.

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