Spring is coming. I can feel it. I know it is only March 11th but I know that it is coming. There are signs everywhere and they are wonderful signs.
I am excited. What do you see around you? Let me show you what I am seeing.A few daylily sprouts are popping up through the pine straw. I can see them coming. Those tiny shoots of green.
One of the neat things about moving is that you never are really sure what will pop up the first spring after the move. Who knows if there are some tulips or daffodils or even some hyacinths?
I do know that there are hydrangeas which the deer left alone until late fall. But over the winter — oh dear. Or maybe I should say –oh deer.But there are some buds on these and I am trying to spray them and protect them from my lovely backyard friends. I am not sure I will be able to keep them away but I am giving it a good try.
I decided to look up and look what I spied. Buds on trees. Lots of them. They are coming. A lot of our lot is covered with evergreens so it has been green during the winter but I must admit I can hardly wait for all of the leaves to come on all of the trees so that I can feel like I live in the forest again and not see the church across the lake.
So yes, spring is definitely coming and today is a doors open kind of day. Buddy is loving it. His favorite spots are by the open doors birdwatching so he is one happy cat.
Another sure sign of spring is Saturday night when we spring forward and change our clocks. It’s coming, folks. I am telling you. What are you most excited about this spring? Don’t forget to comment for Comments for a Cause.
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It’ll be fun to watch the arrival of spring in your new home. Even in Iowa, spring is in the air. My husband raked the yard yesterday–his favorite springtime rite of passage. I’ll be in Florida another week but we should be well on our way when I return.
Yes–it is definitely coming everywhere which is wonderful, isn’t it? I know we will still have some cold snaps but just knowing it is coming makes me happy.
We’ve had buds on trees for past couple of weeks, along with reports of bluebonnet sightings. Yes it’s coming, weather has been warm, a bit too warm for this time of year. BTW, plant some rosemary in the close vicinity of those hydrangeas and that should help keep the deer away.
Rosemary works? I love that idea ! Thanks for the tip. I may have to cover my yard in Rosemary!!!
It helps here, as many people put a “large” pot of it in their yards. Good luck as there’s no such thing as an “satisfied” deer!
Warm weather and backyard BBQ, that’s what I’m looking forward to.. I hope you will be as happy there as you were in Iowa..
Those are perfect things to look forward to and I hope to have a few BBQ’s of my own here!
Kayaking! I just hope my shoulder can handle it!
Oh goodness—I hope so too. Our lake is really low right now so I don’t think we could even launch Chris’s kayak here.
Yes, I heard something about the POA lowering the water in the lakes – I’m not sure why….
To check the intake or outtake or something. Who knows? They do it every once in awhile according to the folks who have been there awhile.
Love it and can’t wait to jump forward this weekend! Yay for more daylight!!
It is such an exciting time of year!
I, too, am noticing little green sprouts: it IS exciting, isn’t it?? Jonquils blooming! Good luck with the deer; it is a never ending battle. They are such beautiful creatures, but they wreak havoc on plants.
It is very exciting! I don’t think I will plan on much other than some hanging baskets because I have seen what they do here. I did find out the name of some plants they do not like so I may have to just invest in those. Someone told me rosemary was a good deterrent as well so I might plant big pots of that!
I’m excited about Spring too and more time outside!
I will have a tiny yard to plant in this year and a plot in a community garden. Seedlings are on the kitchen table. Come on spring!
Judy –I love those community gardens although I have never joined in on using them. They are truly a great idea and I hope yours is a huge success this year!
What am I most excited about this spring? That’s super easy to answer. My soon-to-be-born granddaughter!
And she deserved that exclamation mark!!!!!!!
70+ degrees for 3 days and the tulips are blooming, I think you’re right, spring is in the air! 🙂
Looking for those tulips !!! I was surprised that there wasn’t more stuff blooming at The Biltmore yesterday when we went–just a few daffodils here and there.
Summer is shaking her skirts and leaving us for another year. Autumn/fall is now making himself known. Evening drawing in and the need for the occasional sweater. Enjoy your spring as we did.
Oh yes—we will. Sweater weather is coming for you and that is not a bad thing, right?
Our snow has melted…again…and there are little green daylily sprouts here too, not as far advanced as yours but still. And daffodils are popping up their green leaves. Of course odds are we’ll get at least one more snowstorm. So I’m not going to hold my breath that it’s all over here. Yet.
I know. Now is the time of year in Iowa when you are fooled into thinking spring is here to stay but just wait a few days and you learn differently. Hope you don’t have much more of winter to contend with.
We still have snow, and no real buds on trees or shoots peeking up from the ground yet… but it has been much warmer. I didn’t even need a coat today, and I saw kids out in their flip flops. It was only about 11 C — which is only about 51 F; so yeah; crazy Canadians out half dressed too early. LOL
Oh no—I totally would be wearing flip flops at that temp. I rarely wear shoes in the house and if it is warmish at all I go barefoot. 🙂 We are all ready even if it was a mild winter.
Baby chicks! I’ve got big plans. Baby chicks, other baby chicks, ducklings, goslings… little fluff balls are one of the best parts of spring!
Oh baby chicks would be so much fun!!!! I would love to see pictures of those balls of fluff.
I’m sure they will be making an appearance on my blog once they arrive. They are too cute to resist! 🙂
Oh goodie. I can’t turn down a cute animal picture!