Truly it has not been springlike this winter in Oregon. However, today it's been quite pleasant, no rain, sunshine and temperature worthy of a sweatshirt only. So it's time to blog about gardening and loving the yard.
I could have broken from the hiatus much earlier; the crocus were blooming-in the snow. Irises were poking their leaves out, but then they do that the fall before and just sit there through the winter. The bluebells are thick like a lawn, and mowed off by the deer like a lawn. Tulips are slowing inching up and for the most part behind temporary fences since deer treat tulips like chocolate cheesecake-delicious.
We did have burn day last week. The first burn of the spring is always special to reduce the pile of trimmings from throughout the winter. It's a special annual season, a time to dig in the soil which is wet and soft but the skies are not so wet. The transition is often surprisingly, going from constantly wet sidewalks to desert-like cracks in the garden.
So Sunday was a sun day and the last for a while as the weatherman posted a series of dark rainy clouds on this weeks forecast. So back to some of the indoor activities until the next sunny day comes up.
Happy spring (a week early).