On the 19th of this month, I proudly posted pics of the new arrivals in the outdoor nursery.
Five days later, moisture appeared on our doorstep:
My beloved twin pine tree bent and swayed with the wind, while carrying the burden of wet, spring snow on its’ south-side boughs.
The newborn garlic showed its’ moxie, even at this young age:
Suffice to say that though short, this storm could be classified as a blizzard – at least in my mind – I awoke to roads closed and a 2 hour-delay before driving the slush/snow filled, only one lane plowed, 3 blocks to work – – Yes, I did use the 4WD, just to keep from cutting up the already muddying road…
After a whirl wind weekend trip to have dinner with friend at my favorite mountain steakhouse, I returned home to find all kinds of bloomin’ changes –
What I didn’t think to take pictures of or capture for posterity that afternoon, was:
- Currents, Chokecherries and Holly greening up
- Irises in 5 different locations, each about 3″ tall
- The two feisty, flighty, apparently young male Robins that have arrived and love my place – have yet to see my old friend, Grandfather Robin – hope he survived this winter…
- The native prairie grasses are showing green and may need short mowed in the next week or two, unless the next storm due to arrive tomorrow, somehow freezes it out.
- The dead tree and the one in need of trimmin’ scattered wood bounty for garden bed sub-floors and/or wood chip mulching activities.
Yes, spring has arrived and I’m furiously crossing of my list, “winter to do activities” so I can be ready –
Did you notice I actually, FINALLY! Updated my theme and layout – somewhat – 🙂 Been thinking about doing that for a year or more…. Haste makes Waste, doncha ya know.
Happy Spring Equinox – a week late…. 🙂