Monday, March 28, 2011
The ornamental plum tree outside the kitchen window, above, and one of the camellias, below. I am not sure if I have simply planted an abundance of early spring pink, or whether pink is the color of early spring? Pink and yellow, those colors of baby bonnets, new hatched chicks, and Easter eggs. And spring.
Friday, March 25, 2011
Those two precocious asparagus shoots were steamed and divided between three people, the smallest of whom only nibbled the top of his shoot, like a hesitant bunny. I reached over to his plate, stole the remaining bit, and ate it. Spring is very tasty.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Things are up and growing - here are the chives, the first edible to arrive in my garden:
And lest I forget that mid March is mud season, and despite the daffodils and camellias and buds on the apple trees, it is still a very ugly time in my garden, I offer this reminder:
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
It is springing. Camellias are tight pink buds, and bloom swiftly in the warmth of the house. Daffodils are up and singing their yellow song in sunny corners. Rose leaves are just barely appearing on the canes, and the new currants have tiny red buds at their tips. One huge old butterfly bush has gotten ahead of itself, and has leafed out in full. It thinks it is May.
The long wait is over, and life begins again.
Friday, March 4, 2011
Makes me long for Roundup.