Spring

Spring

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Duo of Daffodil Buds

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My mother called them daffy-down-dillys.

Funny how I think of her at the oddest times.

I'm working on a vegetable garden update; hopefully by the weekend.

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Monday, March 19, 2012

First Day of Spring: Tiger Eye Viola

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Tiny but mighty, Viola Tiger Eye is a sweetly scented, diminutive plant that perfumes the gateway to my vegetable garden.






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Sunday, March 04, 2012

Signs of Spring: Swallows - An Early Arrival

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The swallows are back. And once again they are earlier than last year, and the year before, and the year before...

I've been scanning the sky the past few days - earlier than I usually do - but I had a feeling.

Last night was balmy and clear and we woke up to a 50-degree, frost-free morning and I knew they'd show up today.  And so they did.  I say 'they', but really I saw just the one. But one means more are somewhere close by and for me that's enough to proclaim:

Spring has officially arrived at Raven Ridge Gardens.

What signs of spring do you watch for?


More posts about swallow activity:
Happy Spring! The Swallows are Back!
The Swallows Are Back - Spring Has Arrived!
The Swallows Have Arrived!
Summer in my Garden - Baby Swallows
Baby Swallows Almost Ready to Fly


 


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