Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Is spring really here? Right about now I'm wondering if somebody misplaced it or something, at least for us in the northern midwest. Now, I realize that it was me who began the year wishing for "more", which is why I'm here lamenting my big mouth! Sure, there has been some melting...

...even the sun looks different-there's a "rainbow" circling the sun. (May be hard to see in this image). Update:This is actually a halo ...thanks Karen! :)
And check this out...it was actually warm enough for this brave insect to trek across the snow!
This cute fern is native and mostly evergreen anyway, but I'll take any show of green right now!
Now this is green in earnest! Heuchera trying to be alive, right next to the melting snow..."A+"!!
Even the "old west" cactus garden is re-appearing. This is gonna get a major makeover this year, and hopefully there will be some evidence of actual cacti in the "cactus garden".

My blue rug juniper is showing a little green, too....
...even yucca is beginning to rally!
You can really tell where the deer trail is...time to spray the Liquid Fence before they find any new growth to chew!
Melting here means ladyslippers are on the way...yay!
But not so fast! Now, I gotta say that I'm no morning person, but to my bleary eyes it looks like there's new snow on the ground...


...getting lighter outside and looking whiter....
....oh yea, the road didn't look like this yesterday....
.....and "snow" it goes, back and forth, on and on...I'm beginning to dislike this dance! Thank goodness for my new Aerogarden! Gotta fire that baby up ASAP!

9 comments:

Vanillalotus said...

Great signs of spring. I think you appreciate spring more when you have that long wait of just snow and not much growth. Here there was little transition for me. I like to see everyones excitement over spring. I feel like spring has been here since december and winter went missing. Good luck with your aerogarden.

lisa said...

Wow, thanks for the perspective! I must say that I would welcome a "missing winter" and super-long spring right about now! (Especially after seeing your balcony! ;-)

gintoino said...

Looks like spring is getting there finally. Do yuccas survive all the ice and snow? I had no idea...

Cinj said...

I know what you mean! I sure wish this snow would hurry up and melt already. Looks like yours is melting faster than mine....

lisa said...

Gintoino-Oh yea, yuccas are quite hardy! They survive for me in lows down to -35! (Covered with insulating snow, that is.) But they are out in the open, and not up against a building or anything.

Cinj-Wow, I'm surprised to hear that yours is melting more slowly...guess I'll quit whining already! ;-)

Rurality said...

Hey I think your rainbow/sundog may actually have been a sun halo! We had one last year. Here is a link: http://www.atoptics.co.uk/halo/circular.htm

Cool!

lisa said...

Thanks Karen! I thought of you when I tried to research this...I knew that you'd know for sure what this is! :)

Marvin said...

Snow? That white, damp stuff? It's been so long since I've seen any of that, I've almost forgotten what it is. :-)

lisa said...

Heh...I'd gloat too, if I could! :)
Actually, we seem to be turning the corner, slowly...