We finally got a break in the weather the other day and I actually saw a large, round, orange glowing object in the sky. I realized it was something that I hadn’t seen in quite some time and it was definitely a welcome site. The temperatures were also a bit of a change from the twenties to being able to go outside in a long sleeve shirt and feeling comfortable.
I don’t know about you, but when days like this start coming around I start getting the outdoor fever.
I was walking around the yard soaking up some vitamin D and making my mental list of things to do to get the yard back in shape from the terror it has seen from the winter.
After my mental survey was done, I couldn’t stand it any longer with a beautiful day and warm temperatures it happened……..
I broke out the gloves, rake and clippers and began the process of winter removal. Okay, I know that it is technically still winter and yes we could see more cold weather. I have had snow at my house in mid to late April in years past, but I just couldn’t help myself (you guys know the feeling). While I was working I happen to stumble across some things that were in as much of a hurry as I was for Spring to get a move on.
New growth on the lambs ear.
Hosta buds poking through to take a look at the sun.
Wild strawberry vine with new vibrant green leaves.
Tulips trying to make their presents known.
Rhubarb making it’s way through to greet the sunshine.
Daffodils getting ready to bloom.
Daffodils that are just tired of waiting.
Oh yes and lets not for get a weed that I found already starting to set up camp in the flower bed. Will nothing kill those things, I surely thought our temperature of -12 would have done the job. Alas no, I will have to contend with them throughout the season
Spring is so exciting to me, because it’s an awakening and time to renew for another season.
So, when I asked the question……Who’s Pushing on Spring, I decided it was Mother Nature getting tired of Old Man Winter hanging around making trouble.
What are some of the things you do to get your yard or outdoor space ready for Spring?