Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Signs of Spring

Spring is definitely around the corner. How do I know this? Because H and I have been doing those little chores that signal spring's imminent arrival:

  • the plow came off the truck
  • I cut back the ornamental grasses
  • raked the leaves off the perennial beds
  • cleaned the ceiling fan in the living room
  • washed the half moon window
  • cleaned the patio downstairs.

Ah yes, the sun was shining brightly, warming my shoulders as I raked. What a great feeling it was to be out in the yard again. Of course, I could only rake half the yard as the other half was still under a bit of snow and ice. However, I did spy a few crocus and hyacinths peeking out through the soil.

You have to look really close, but there is green peeking out!

Last winter, I rooted these two junipers and kept them over the winter in the garage. It brought them out to enjoy the sunshine, as well. This year I'll plant them in the yard.

I expected to be quite sore today after those hours spent in the yard cleaning the beds, but this morning I was surprised to only feel a few twinges in my shoulders. I think our daily yoga exercises have a lot to do with keeping us limber.

As usual, Sluggo slept in the sunshine while I worked.

Spike's menacing look belies his very gentle and sweet nature. He's very much a flirty lover boy!

And, lest we fool ourselves into thinking Mother Nature is quite finished with her punishing amusement this winter, here is a photo of the famous Sorrento ice sculpture. I think it will be June before this ice block is history:

Life is Good!

Hugs, Giddy


Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

Wahoo! How great that spring has finally started making it up your way.

Susie said...

Glad you're starting to see some signs of springs. Sounds like you accomplished so much! That is one huge chunk of ice!

Anonymous said...

WOW! You got a lot done. Isn't it amazing how good weather can energize us.

By the way - great picture of you and hubby you sent in the e-mail.