It will shock our reader to know: I LOVE SPRING.
Even though my allergies haven’t appreciated it, I’ve reveled in the amazing flowers we’ve had this spring. At one point we had magnolias, dogwoods, redbuds, lilacs, ornamental pears, almonds, cherries (both ornamental and fruit-bearing), as well as some tulips and daffodils. There are usually pauses between several of these. Not this year.
So, I’ve been wandering around my neighborhood, wandering through parks and through friends’ gardens, starting to renovate the garden behind my house (here, have a tour of my wanderings!), and observing the snow in my front yard. See?
OK, it only looks like snow. Yesterday, we had some amazing downpours and many of the petals on my crabapple trees fell. From a distance, it looked like my house had its own climate and it was still winter. At least I got some pretty memories and pictures out of the deal. I’m leaving the petals on the ground for a few days – they just look too pretty.
I’ve done a small initial round of plant shopping and will be buying more on Wednesday. So I’m hoping to start planting this weekend.
And…in celebration of spring, our very own Cutie Pie and I met up the other night and conned the lady at the next table into taking our picture. Well, in truth, we just asked politely.
Last year my spring MMP had more to do with cleaning. This year I want to know: Is it spring where you are? If so, what does it look like? Lots of flowers? Not many plants? What’s your favorite spring thing? If it’s not spring where you are: what season is it? What’s your favorite aspect of this season?
Happy Monday, everyone!