Wow! It has been a hard slog of a winter here in the north. Well, upper middle north anyway. This week spring showed up and the snow is melting. The runoff from the roof exceeds the capacity of the water barrels and cascades over the sides to water the garden below.
The tulips are so happy to be alive they are practically jumping out of the ground.
The bees are buzzing about. Satisfying their spring hunger by nibbling the decaying pears.
The Cedar Waxwings couldn’t wait for the spring snows to end before they finished off the last of the mountain ash berries.
Hares haven’t yet turned but some brown is creeping into their white fur. A sure sign spring is near. This picture was taken a month ago, I am positive this little hare is almost all brown by now.
The buds are beginning to swell. The lilacs will soon blossom. Their familiar fragrance will float on gentle breezes in through newly opened windows.
It won’t be long before the sunflower husks discarded by the birds and squirrels will be raked up to be put into the compost for next years soil.
Today was our first official “yarden” walk. The moss is growing green and the walkway will warm under the sun.
Plans are forming for tomatoes, herbs and squash. Maybe this year I will try my hand at potatoes. The earth is moist a blessing of the snow.
Cheryle April 2018