We had a wonderful warm spell last weekend which pushed spring a little further along. So despite the frigid temperatures today, we can take heart. The forsythia’s are blooming, and the magnoias are spreading their perfume.
It’s been great getting outside and cleaning up the yard, pruning bushes and planning for the season ahead of us. It looks like my little vegetable patch (which we plan to expand this year) has been taken over by an interested ten year old. Hurray! That is just fine with me. After he added the finished compost and tilled the soil, he planted lettuce seeds. Spring must be around the corner!
Eating outside for the first time this year is the ultimate sign spring is coming. It may be a couple weeks before we can enjoy a meal on our porch again, but at least now we remember that simple pleasure.
How is Spring showing her face in your parts?