With the snow gone now, the world around us has gone from white to grey & brown. It’s not very pretty out there this time of year! These early days of Spring can be quite dreary looking. So, you can imagine the sweet pleasure and delight I found in little bursts of colour over the past few days.
I can hang my laundry on the line again! Glorious! All the clothing waving gently in the wind like flags of hope, splashes of colour to brighten up the day. Have I ever mentioned how much I love hanging my laundry on the line?
While I was hanging the laundry, I noticed these green spiked poking up through the brown. What wonder and mystery! I can’t wait to see what these spikes will turn out to be!
When I went into the front to check on the kids (who were playing on the porch), look what I found! Brilliant purple and yellow, and BEES! We marvelled over these sweet flowers for a good long time. The kids knelt close to examine the bees, whose legs were thick with pollen. They picked a flower and studied each petal, gently brushed their fingers over the pollen, and then decided to eat it. They say it didn’t taste so good…
I took a chance and planted my salad greens in one of the raised beds. I know it’s a touch early, but I thought it just might work if I put glass panes over the bed. The kids were delighted and excited; they loved scattering those tiny seeds in the rows I made. We planted romain lettuce, buttercrunch lettuce, curly Scotch kale, red Russian kale, and spinach. Now we wait and see!
Oh, I do love Spring and all Her wonders. What a gift to watch the world wake up!