Wednesday, March 9, 2011

The First Signs

It is a chilly, gray, soggy, gloomy, yuck of a day here.  So, I decided to squish around the soggy yard.  At first glance, I was wondering why.

Then I looked a little closer:

Those?  Are tulips.  Wheeeee!

So I looked some more.

Those?  Are the first buds on the pear tree. 

I am doing a tappity dance.
Spring is springing!

As I kept walking around I found daffodils starting to peek through.  Irises too.  And the lilacs are heavy budded.  They should bloom soon. 

It'll be time to pull the last of the fall leaves off the gardens and see the new growth.  Time to till the veggie garden, which already has winter onions ready for grabbing. 
We already have new flowers ordered.  They should start shipping in a couple of weeks.
I need to start my tomato seeds soon so they'll be ready to put out after Mother's Day.

I love the gardens.  Digging, planting, planning.

It allows me to play in dirt.


  1. Thank god winter is on its way out - I have had ENOUGH! I love it when the tulips peek out. Hope is in the air.

  2. Chalupa, yes I was so giddy!

  3. Awesome! I can't wait for spring! And it's just about here! :)

  4. Mike, I know! I'm sooo ready.

  5. Oh, I'm jealous. We just got another 3 inches of snow today. WTF?

  6. So jealous. We're getting snow showers tomorrow!

  7. Lady Estrogen,

    Ack! I love snow, but I am snowed out.

  8. So happy to share your signs of Spring!!

    I really hope Mr Snow and I have broken up for good.

    that is all

  9. Ohhh...I love spring. I love when winter starts to fade and there's a whole feeling of newness and adventure. Love, love, love this time of year.

  10. @PBJdreamer, it flurried here the next day. Sigh. But supposed to warmup next week. Yay!

    @livingsj77, yes. I've been watching the undergrowth for what I call the "blush". The twigs go red right before the buds start to open.

  11. I get excited when I see my Basil buds peeking out of the soil near my front window. To me it means:
    fresh basil, fresh tomatoes makes yummy Italian Sauce.

    Tomato sauce + Fresh Eggplant =


    Love Spring!