Thursday, March 06, 2008

At last ...The first stirrings of Spring!









Despite a fairly mild but wet winter the early flowers and budding of trees are very slow to appear. We've had to make do with some indoor orchids and about two dozen off price primroses which we intend to put out in the garden.

7 Comments:

Blogger Marie said...

Beautiful spring photos!

7:48 AM  
Blogger joey said...

A beautiful site to behold, Ki! You are so lucky to see life stirring in the earth (my piece of earth is covered with 8-inches of snow with a HUGE front storming this way for the weekend). Enjoy the gift of spring ;)

8:51 AM  
Blogger Annie in Austin said...

Even though we know intellectually that spring will come, don't we also feel a twinge of primitive fear that this might be the year spring doesn't appear?

I hope the caveman part of your heart is beating happily today, Ki - you have some lovely promises in those photos!

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

9:02 AM  
Blogger Ki said...

Thank you Marie! I see you are much further along with your spring flowers than we are as you have many beautiful things blooming already.

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Hi Joey,
8" of snow, Yikes! I don't think we got that much all winter. I think we average about 27" so this was a mild winter. I'm not complaining and the evergreens are very happy too because all the precip fell as rain. I am so happy to finally see the spring flowers. hope winter breaks soon for you.

9:08 AM  
Blogger Ki said...

Thanks Annie. I don't fear spring won't appear but some nasty neighbors will reveal themselves with an issue about the fence we just put up. But that's for another post.

Caveman heart and reptilian brain are awakening. The birds certainly know it's spring.

9:13 AM  
Blogger kate smudges said...

Ah you are fortunate to see these signs. I love the unfurling of new foliage - all those healthy greens are even delightful for me than flowers. I love crocus - they bring a smile, even when I am seeing them on a computer screen.

I think of you and walking a Bull Mastiff when I'm out with my lab. Today it was -18f, so he couldn't do his usual sniffing. I rushed him to the park and back - he wasn't too thrilled, but I couldn't stand around, not even for a minute.

10:00 AM  
Blogger Ki said...

Hi Kate,
Ufff, -18. I remember my hands nearly freezing just taking them out of my mitts to fish out the keys to open the door to the house when it was -20. I don't fondly remember those days. But in the colder climes spring sure seemed to be more vigorous and welcome than in nearly tropical zone 6.

Unfortunately our Bull Mastiff passed away many years ago. She was much loved but lived only for a short time. We bought her from an unscrupulous breeder who didn't tell us she had a heart condition. So she was only 6 when she had heart failure and had to be put down. She also had hip dysplasia which we tried to have repaired but that's when they found her heart condition and so she couldn't be operated on. Quite a tragic life but I hope we made her comfortable while she was with us. Dogs can just break your heart.

12:43 PM  

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