well, pepito made it a little farther afield on this day. he must have sensed it was somehow different from our ice day last week.
indeed, i felt it too. and heard it. the sun was already out, bright and happy, and melting the snow away by the time i made it outside with my camera. i could hear the merry snow melt trickles. it just felt and sounded like spring. and a forecast of 65 and rainy by tuesday certainly helped too. go spring!
can you believe these pansies are still alive? maybe not thriving, but certainly alive and even blooming. and we hit zero degrees last week. pansies are rock stars.
i'm curious to see how my strawberry bed will do. this is the first year that i've had plant babies coming back from the year before.
i am especially anxious for the blueberries.
and these little carrots and cabbages have been here since november and are still green. how crazy is that? will there be a little carrot down there?
and will the cabbages actually make heads now that the sun is shining on them daily? time will tell.
my first little harbingers of spring!
grow, babies, grow!
and this is my current pride and joy. i've managed to keep my cilantro, oregano, and german thyme alive all winter long. i left it on the deck as much as possible, only bringing it in when temps dipped below the mid-twenties. plants are incredibly resilient.
and ironically, it was just last week during our frigid ice week when these babies were nestled under the kitchen window that they finally started to grow again.
just look at all that sweet, spindly, baby, spring green!
i think we shall have some more tortilla soup with homegrown cilantro soon!
and now i must deal with the lazy slug infestation on the couch. there is spring cleaning to do, after all. :)