Monday, April 05, 2010

Small Signs of Spring

Earth laughs in flowers. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Hamatreya"

Easter was nice yesterday. I ate too much and stood too much (at the in-laws ... I don't think I ever sat down). I was completely exhausted when I got home and just barely forced myself to stay awake until 8:30, at which time I collapsed into something resembling a coma.

I feel better this morning.

We've been having this amazing weather, which is apparently going to last a few more days, and everything is growing (which alternately thrills and dismays me -- I LOVE the green growing things, but am worried that our upcoming frosts will kill things that wouldn't normally be above ground yet).

I have a few blooms brightening up the yard, with the promise of many, many more to come.

The Creeping Phlox is just beginning to bloom:

The few clumps of grape hyacinth that the voles and chipmunks missed:

The crocus (almost gone by, but still lovely):

And the daffodils which are only just starting (I can't wait to see the pink ones I planted last fall -- they seem to be a little behind the others):

I'm already seeing bunches of plants I'll need to either find new homes for (anyone in S. NH need rhubarb, chamomile, bachelor buttons, echinacea, creeping phlox or dragons blood seedum?) and can't wait until I can really get out there and get my hands in the dirt.

Speaking of which, my broccoli and cabbage seeds are all up and quite big and I have one cucumber up so far, with the anticipation that the rest of them as well as the squash seed I planted will be following soon.



You're Happy Cute

People find you cute because you truly shine from within. You are an optimistic and cheerful person.

You have a lot of positive energy, and you're rarely stuck in a rut. You are also very creative.

At times, you have so much energy that you can become a bit high strung or anxious. It's hard to channel all of your drive.

You sometimes take on too much and get overwhelmed, but even when your life is chaotic, you have a sense of humor about it.

About 75% right....



Maria Zannini said...

Ref: (anyone in S. NH need rhubarb, chamomile, bachelor buttons, echinacea, creeping phlox or dragons blood seedum?)

...if they'd only hurry up and build that instant teleportation machine. LOL.

MomJane said...

We had rain, wind and.... lots of earthquakes here. One near Santa Rosa. Why would I want to live there? Thats where Rick suggested I move to.

This below is about 75% correct.

You're Fun Cute
People find you cute because you're easy going and naturally content. You are truly happy.
You are a soothing influence on others, and you forgive people for their mistakes. You don't expect perfection.

At times, you can get a little too passionate about the world. You care deeply about animals and the environment.
Once you get on your soapbox, it's hard for you to get off. People understand where you're coming from, and they find your passion endearing.

Dru said...

Your flowers all look beautiful and colorful.

re quiz: I'm Happy Cute - 70% accurate

Have a great Monday.

Brandy said...

I've been to family things like that and they happen way more than I like. *g*
Glad you are well rested and are eager to garden. Your plants are lovely and I wish I had your green thumb.

I hope you're having a good day and enjoying the weather.

Tori Lennox said...

Your flowers are all gorgeous!!!