Spring? Anyone seen Spring?

 

So it snowed today.  No accumulation…just snowflakes floating down all morning.  Sigh.  It is gray and raw and very unSpringlike and it is April!  A few brave little green sprouts are emerging but I haven’t even raked out the beds.  It feels too cold to remove their winter bedding.  We really could use a bit of color!

I took a quick walk around the gardens this afternoon when the snow stopped.  There is NOT much going on!

IMG_0046This lone primrose is struggling to open.

IMG_0048These two, in a sunnier location, are a bit farther along.

IMG_0049This Mrs Mooney pulmonaria is braving the cold….though cautiously.

It seems April is continuing the Lion days of March….

IMG_0052The garlic is just starting to emerge.

IMG_0057 Even the crocuses are slow to appear.   Where is Spring?

IMG_0051The daffodils have begun but no blooms yet.  

Thankfully the heather doesn’t mind the cold.

IMG_0055It’s vibrant pink is a very welcome sight!

IMG_0054As is this lighter pink one.

IMG_0058Heather is a beautiful plant. Its early blossoms are usually a feast for the awakening bees…but I haven’t seen amy bees yet….

IMG_0041The girls are trying to make the best of it.  I gave them some parsley and they were thrilled to have it.  It has been a long winter.

Merlin is upstairs most of the time now as long as he can get up and away from Fiona….who just wants him to PLAY!!  He too is waiting for a sunny window to sit in….

Fiona is the only one who is not impatient for Spring.  

She is loving her walks in the woods.

IMG_0013She even ran into her Aunt Sunny the other day.  We had never met her before but we commented on how much they look alike..found out Sunny was a Willow Wind pup like Fiona (and Fergus) and then discovered that Sunny is Topsy’s sister.  Topsy was Fiona’s mom.  and so Fiona’s Aunt.  Small world!

IMG_0015They has a wonderful time chasing each other and finding sticks to chew on.  (Notice there is still some snow on the ground in the woods!)

So it is not all bad and we are keeping busy while we wait and wait and WAIT for Spring to arrive…and for life to return…

Thankfully my inside primroses are still quite happy.

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They continue to flower and to bring  much cheer.

IMG_0060I will plant them outside at some point….but not yet.

And look what else has started to bloom!

IMG_0062I brought last summer’s geraniums in for the winter….and just a few weeks ago, they started to bloom….a welcome sight indeed!

And perhaps..just perhaps, a sign that Spring is on the way!

About patti

I am a retired kindergarten teacher, tending a new kind of garden now, raising chickens and exploring permaculture. I live with my husband, Bill, my beloved dog, Fergus and my cat, Mighty Merlin. We have a small cottage and a tiny bit of land called Brookwood Shire. It is our sanctuary.
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3 Responses to Spring? Anyone seen Spring?

  1. janesfmail@yahoo.com says:

    Ah…..Patti – it’s much the same here too. Your primroses have just peeked out, mercifully they were still in hiding during the sheep-pocalypse. Fiona looks GREAT, so good work on both your parts raising her so well and strong….
    Think of you guys often – Spring will arrive eventually, and I have a few choice words to greet her with – the lazy slut…..

  2. Joanne says:

    The girls look full grown since the last time I saw a post of them. Love the geraniums! I bring mine in every fall too.

  3. Michele says:

    Love the beautiful geraniums!

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