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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Spring is On the Way

A walk around the yard, yesterday before the snow, was so good for me. I enjoyed being outside and poking around...looking for Spring. I found it in many places. I have bulbs planted on three sides of the house. I like to plant bulbs that will bloom early to mid season. I have found that the ones that bloom later...sometimes get too much heat and don't last long. This walk gave me a chance to check out the mulch too. It doesn't look like we will have to put any mulch around this year. We had a lawn service mulch the beds last year and it still looks good. While I was looking around, I saw the red bellied woodpecker for the first time this year. I love these big birds. They come to the feeder and move up and down the tree like circus performers.
I checked out the sedums in the strawberry jar and pots in the garage. They are still green and haven't been watered all winter. I gave them a hand shake of water as I passed by them. I replanted some of the holes last year and they look like they will be all right. The ones outside look much the same. I put them in the garage so that the pots wouldn't crack and break.
It snowed during the night...just enough to cover the ground...about an inch and a half. It was gone by this afternoon. My kind of snow! This has been a most unusual winter. I see people sporting spring jackets...kids playing in sweatshirts... and the beginning of the flu and cold season. Several in my family have been sick. Joe and I had a round of it just a couple of weeks ago. I just noticed that little daffodil buds are sticking up through the foliage in the bottom picture. A friend up the road emailed that her first snowdrops are blooming. Spring is on the way.


marlu said...

I hope you are right and spring is on the way. However, I remember a blizzard in March so we'll see.

Also, on the 20th, I did post a picture of the Tom Thumb wedding.


Margie's Musings said...

Hooray! I am ready for spring. I need to get out in my yard and clean up my flowerbeds. My bulbs are up too.

Balisha said...

Hi Marlu...I just visited your blog and saw that very sweet picture. I have never seen a Tom Thumb wedding picture from our era. You must have loved getting all dressed up like that.

Balisha said...

Hi Margie...I need to clean up too. It's so hard not to do too much...that first time out.

judemiller1 said...

Ah Spring. It can't come soon enough to this person!!!