Some Colors In The Garden I see the spring light at the end of the tunnel, a little dim but still a cheerful light of hope. Snow still covers the majority of the garden but in the bare specks there are colors. Crocuses in the front yard bloomed nicely this year. Last year they became deer food. At least deer left the bulbs alone so … Continue reading Spring At Last
It’s ‘Officially’ Here Today is ‘officially’ the first day of spring. That’s what it says on the calendar but in reality our garden is still snowed in. The temperature is hovering a little bit above 30°F and there will be more snow coming down tonight and continuing until Wednesday night. We expect a foot of wet snow accumulation added to what we already have on … Continue reading Spring
With Respect and Gratitude The Earth gives us sanctuary and sustains us in all things. Aside from being a provider, she is also a designer, inventor and teacher among many other things. She is kind but can never be tamed. That last is quite likely what saves us all from ourselves in the end. Here’s some of the great beauty she gives us…. Thank you, … Continue reading Earth Day
Welcoming With Snow….And Colors Today is the official first day of spring but it has been snowing since midday. So far we have accumulated around two inches. I don’t mind the big fluffy flakes with no wind; very peaceful. However that spring itch has gotten to me. I started trimming the tropical plants in the basement and fed the ones I have no plans for transplanting to a new … Continue reading First Day Of Spring
A Cold, Wet Day It was normal spring weather today, rainy and chilly as spring should be. After an unreasonably hot March, we finally have spring-like weather back. It’s been raining or drizzling on and off all day. I decided to roll the row cover back over the vegetable seedlings, though I knew they’d be able to deal with 40 degree temperatures. Howevert the cold … Continue reading Spring Weather, Finally
You can call us … crazy I had just come home from work at around 9:00 p.m. The weather advisory freaked me out…. frost warning! Shouldn’t I be freaked? It was 60 or 70 degree during the day a few days ago and night time temperatures have been in the upper 40’s. I had put some of the seedlings in the ground, the ones that … Continue reading What happened to spring??