Spring has definitely come to the Isle. She’s just arrived and there can be quite a bite to the wind, but some good signs have started to appear.
Like spring flowers — bright daffodils and tulips, delicate daisies — in gardens or fields, along walkways, and in parking lot planters.
Like the sun being out most days — it almost feels like we’re already heading into our dry season. What rain we have had in the past month has been sparse and really little more than a sprinkling. Well, except for that really ferocious 15-minute hailstorm!
Of course, that doesn’t mean we’re completely free of rain until summer — we do need our gardens to grow.
If you’d asked me in early March, I would have told you that not too many of my plants from last year seemed to make it. We did have some heavy snowfalls [okay, I know 3-4 storms per winter is nothing to the rest of Canada] that caved in a whole wall of blackberries & brought down huge tree branches, but I didn’t realize it had affected the rest of the garden that much.
But, sometimes, like the actual arrival of spring, you have to be patient & soon you will find the newest of life spring quite suddenly from the old:
Do you see all the moss that grew on the big rock behind the planter? It must have been a very wet winter!
Another sign of spring is the start of outdoor projects. The first this year is a planter made from recycled materials — more at my stained glass site Spring Project Startup:
So, like the garden awakening, there is an excitement to all life. Being outside requires much less clothing but for me especially, forever bare-foot, it is a great time of freedom. Everywhere is dry so I feel really restrained when I have to go out wearing socks & shoes. But, I have this great habit of jinxing things & I really, really like spring. 😉 😉
So, my big question now is: “Dare I wear sandals?”
Simply a Dawne Thought