Rather abruptly it has become Spring. The snow melted and underneath bulbs were ready to pop up. It’s been a bit of a treasure hunt to walk around looking for things poking up out of the ground.
And for a few days in a row I kept looking for the first crocus, and then, there it was!
I loved the way these two looked, sort of like the inside of a kaleidoscope. Good thing I took a picture because moments later Tabitha came over and beheaded one.
Spring also means playing outside, running around in the fresh air, and apparently-taking one’s clothes off. That’s right, the moment it was sunny and relatively mild Clark and Tabitha book took their pants off. Much giddiness ensued. Also, much bike riding, swinging, digging in the sandbox, and drawing with chalk on the driveway.
The kids’ new umbrellas got put to good use.
I’m already worried that we’re behind on garden preparation and planning. I did open up the garden to some digging, which Clark and the chickens enthusiastically did. And I got a wheelbarrow full of nice aged manure, but now it has filled up with water, so I guess I’ll be adding liquid aged manure to our beds.
And yesterday and last night it rained pretty steadily, leading to some spectacular flooding and roads closed all around us. We drove around this morning for an hour checking it all out.
Above is a field adjacent to the river. This is a field usually occupied by a flea market in the summer. Below is a section of road completely covered in water.
And finally, three days ago, our favorite sign of spring: Big Green Froggie woke up, thawed out, and came to the top of the pond, surprising me as I looked at the window and saw our giant amphibian sitting in his favorite flower pot: