Vernal Equinox

Today is officially the first day of spring. Late last night, we sat in our hot tub and watched the big beautiful full moon come up!  Glowing, glowing.

I haven’t posted a blog entry in a while.  Feels trivial to write about my work weekend here at the coast.   The weather was in the 50’s and was a mix of rain and bouts of sun. I got lots of gardening chores done.  All the beds have been weeded and are ready for planting in a few weeks.  Some flowers are already blooming. It seems the garden is beckoning for warmer,  sunnier days!  Included is a photo log so you can see just what I have been up to:

Forever trying to organize and keep up:

Our retired cat! This guy can sleep all day if we let him.  He just barely opened his eyes for the photo:

Deer proofed garden box has been weeded, mended with manure (nasty job!!), and turned and tilled.  I have a big ol’ blister to show for my work!  This box is ready for planting.  Note the hearty kale and a tiny row of collards that made it through the winter:

The herb garden does not attract deer.  I cleaned up all the rough edges and this herb garden is ready to burst with colors!  I usually avoid taking photos this time of year as things look sort of plain and drab, but there will be a striking contrast soon!!

More deer proofed garden boxes ready for planting.  This row of rhubarb is promising!  Already, some onions are coming up:

Newly planted herb garden:

Deer protected Chinese plum tree in blossom:

Rick busy at work, making pickets for the new stairway leading off the deck to the hot tub:

Beautiful pink blooming mature dogwood waiting to be planted:

Delicate Lenten Rose (helibore) in full bloom:

My Zimbabwean heron, feet graced by prime roses, welcomes spring to our home, Little Renaissance, in Ocean Shores:

Finally found a new home for some of my cookbooks:

Getting to be about that time to pack our things and head back to the city where a week filled with teaching awaits me!


3 Responses to “Vernal Equinox”

  1. kay Says:

    i think there can be great connection in sharing about our daily chores we think mundane. I enjoyed seeing your pictures and hearing about the ordinary weekend there at Ocean Shores.
    there is nothing like a garden to tune you into the seasons!


  2. Rene Says:

    Rick – your hair!! Wow. It’s getting long. Happy Spring to both of you! 🙂


  3. zina brechbill Says:

    loved the garden tour!


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