Sunday, April 21, 2013
Spring Is Here .... Maybe
Announcing Spring! I think. I hope.
The tulips are convinced ...... not to mention the ever present dandelions.
My peonies are reaching up through the soil.
The crab apple tree is blossoming bravely and growing tall and majestic. There is at least 2' of new growth in this tree.
The peach tree seems happy with tiny pink buds.
Look at all the baby peach trees! Where is my shovel .......
Pansies in the wishing well. I decided to leave the Christmas lights in place, and light it up on the weekends. Or, maybe I was just too lazy to take them down?
Martha, the boy cat, wants to play hide and seek ....
The Welcome sign is out .......
but, this is not what I had in mind! I was sweeping the front porch. The recent storms washed the dirt from the flower bed onto the porch. Apparently, that was not all. I thought it was a twig that looked like a snake.
As I swept closer, I realized that it was a snake. After all the wind and rain, the temperature dropped to 31. This guy looks like he wanted to strike and froze in that position. He must have been here for awhile, he is pretty dehydrated.
I did some weeding yesterday in the gardens that border the front porch. I am glad I swept first. I was not as eager to stick my hands into the ground cover to eliminate the dandelions as usual.
I hope we don't get another round of freezing temperatures at night. The tomato plants I so carefully planted and surrounded with cages are dead. The asparagus is sending spears up and in just two days is ready to harvest!