Today is Friday where we normally share some of the beauty nature provides. As always, we’re joining our buddies, Rosy and her brothers from LLB in our Backyard for this week’s edition.
Welcome Springtime…now go back from where you came. What…you say?!?! Are you nuts? Ok, granted it was just shy of 70ºF on Wednesday, the day before Spring arrived but then on the launch date, she decided to play some leprechaun trickery by saying, “umm yeah…not so fast, my cousin Winter isn’t quite ready to exit.” Is this Mother Nature’s idea of social distancing where she spaced it out Spring’s arrival by a few days following the actual St. Patrick’s Day? Sure the parades were cancelled but sheesh…come on!
On Tuesday I looked out in the garden and saw a nice swath of baby blue grape hyacinths. These guys always make me happy. Their arrival signals Spring’s pending arrival. For about a week now, a number of springtime bulbs began to wake up the otherwise brown landscape. Early-bird crocuses, daffodils and even a few tulips, have taken center stage in the urban landscape. This time of year with its extended hours of sunlight, we begin to shake off winter doldrums in favor of hope and renewal, the season otherwise known as Spring. Earlier this week was no exception. Who wouldn’t smile when seeing colorful bulbs?
Then nature apparently had a case of hiccups upon realizing it was the first day of Spring. What started out as a cold, slushy rain quickly turned into white stuff with strong, windy conditions.
The dogs were not happy on the morning walk. Stormin’ Norman absolutely refused to relieve himself, instead opting to give me the stink eye showing he was clearly not a fan of getting wet. The walk was cut short in the face of
stubbornness wet conditions.
Remember that nice bright blue patch of grape hyacinths? Here’s an expanded view of how they looked as ‘spring arrived.’
So…how was your first day of Spring? Any plans to get out this weekend? How are you coping with cabin fever while trying to follow social distancing guidelines? Whatever you do, we hope you stay well and dry and enjoy a wonderful first weekend of Spring.
Live, love, bark! 🐾