It was a long wait but it’s finally here. Spring in the frozen tundra. We went past 70 degrees yesterday!! And I took a few photos to share. I got out my patio furniture:
Took a look around the yard, had some large branches to gather up. One was laying on top of one of my early spring favorites, some sort of tulip. That branch was the first to be moved and it marked the beginning of gardening season. It felt great to be in the warmth of the sun and starting on the yard clean-up.
That owl up there is to scare off the rodents. That didn’t work too well as it was likely the rabbits that got my sand cherry shrub again. I also forgot to put a fence around it last fall to prevent them from chewing on the branches, again. Live and learn as they say. And maybe, just maybe, it’s too soon to say if it will make it or not. Here’s hoping!
Here are some scillia, I only just learned the name of these lovely little “purplies” (that’s what I called them previously and may just continue to do) from my neighbor, whose scillia were already blooming. These will open today I suspect:
The last of the snow:
Always my first blooms, the snowdrops:
And, you know, you just can’t keep rhubarb down around these parts. My trusty rhubarb, that’s been moved a couple of times and still it returns every year without fail:
And here’s hubby’s close-up of it:
So, in a couple of weeks I should be taking this photo again:
The photo with our first rhubarb crisp of 2012 was taken on April 15. Yes, we are a little behind this year but we’re finally on our way. Spring has finally come to the frozen tundra!! More photos to come.
What’s your favorite thing about spring?