Yesterday was a pleasant winter day.
Doesn't that sound strange? "Winter".
After all I think that I can confidently say that most us are thinking
In my neck of the woods it's been warming up. The average daytime temperature has been around 50 degrees. Rainy, cloudy, sunny, windy. All of the different degrees of early spring.
But alas, it's still winter. Yesterday however I just couldn't help myself any longer. I just had to go outside into my yard and clean a few of my garden beds.
Please don't tell my husband! He would have been aggravated with me. You see I sort of hurt something in my back last week and all I ever hear is "You just need to sit for a day!".
So I didn't say anything about doing any gardening! I only spent about 30 minutes out there and I was sitting on my little "Lawn Buddy" cart so I really didn't stress my back at all.
Today my back is fine again and a few of my beds are cleaned out.
There is so much cleaning yet to do and I am getting very antsy!!!
My Maple tree has buds on it.
I love this tree and not because it's the only tree we have. I just like to wonder at it's constant changes. I find sitting and staring up at it very relaxing spiritually.
We also have buds on the Lilac bush.
It won't be long before her heady fragrance will greet me in the mornings.
The Daffodils are popping through the mulch.
Soon enough we will see the vibrant yellow atop her green stems!
I also went looking for something else that I had suspected may be poking through.
If you were here about this same time last year you may remember my asking for help in identifying this odd looking plant that my husband discovered in the yard.
He asked me what it was and I thought it familiar but at the time I was a bit befuddled.
It was with the help of some of my blogger buddies that I remembered planting a pink Hyacinth by the Lilac bush the previous year.
It had been a gift from my granddaughter Sarah to me for my birthday. It produced the most glorious smelling flower!
I was quite excited to see that it had made it back again this year. I guess it likes that spot so I may consider planting several more of them in the future to keep the pink one company!
It's just beginning to poke through. When my husband first discovered it last year, it already had the bud on it which looked very strange. In the back of my mind I knew that it was familiar but just couldn't place it's name.
So now I know and it's even more special because Sarah gave it to her grandma! As a matter of fact I think I shall name this Hyacinth, Sarah, after my granddaughter. I will also write it's location and history in my "Garden Journal" which I started writing in again.
Which reminds me. I have to find a new one as my old one is almost full. I need one with good quality pages as I also put photos and gardening articles in it.
Today I hung towels out on the clothesline to dry. They smell so good!
So while it may still be "Winter", technically and literally, I can't help but feel the "Spring" in the air today.
I think we are all looking forward to it after this long winter.
Have you been looking? Found anything yet?