It really is amazing how time flies! This has been a long winter, starting in early November here, yet I can hardly believe it is already Spring! And another thing, today marks TWO YEARS since I started this blog! Seems like just yesterday! I had no idea where it would lead, but am very happy that I started it. The joys of gardening are twice as wonderful when they can be shared, and I've enjoyed getting to know like-minded gardeners and nature enthusiasts. I really appreciate all of my readers, so thank you to those of you who stop in, subscribe, and to you who comment - I love getting your feedback and comparing notes with you! 😊
Today was a perfectly lovely early spring day, and since I am beginning to feel like myself again, I went for a very pleasant hike in the woods this afternoon (still on snowshoes, of course!). On days like this I can hardly believe that winter actually happened, despite the white evidence all around me! The air was a balmy 45 and the sun was very warm. It was just so refreshing to be outside in the spring air, without a care in the world (well, none that I would allow myself to think about on such a splendid day)! 😁
An old bird nest. I also saw a bald eagle today but wasn't quick enough with the camera.
One of my objects for the walk was to get some Speckled Alder catkins to try to force indoors. I've never tried it before but thought it would be pretty, so we'll see how it goes!
The greenhouse had a very hard winter...all but one of the PVC supports have been broken. But thankfully it is still usable for my seedlings this spring!
Starting seeds is a bit of a challenge this year. The pussy cats think it is the greatest fun in the world to knock over my flower pots, and Nastya loves to roll around in the plants trays! I finally had to resort to duct-taping the lids shut!
I've even caught her napping amongst my plants!
She makes my botany studies difficult too! 😃
My gardens are still under several feet of snow, but the glaciers are receding. I can hardly wait to see them again!
I would have loved to just sit outside for awhile, but...
P.S. I fear the catkins aren't going to survive long enough to flower...as I was typing, my sister announced that Nastya had discovered them. We tried to move them but she kinda followed! 😃
I am a passionate gardener and seed-saver, who also enjoys playing the violin and accordion, running, spending time with my 4 golden retrievers, keeping chickens, photography, and reading.