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It’s really here

Not only is spring official in the northern hemisphere, it’s apparent in my yard.

Suddenly everything is doing its thing.

The snowdrops are in full swing.


The tulips shot up while I wasn’t looking, and so did the daffodils.

tulips and daffodils

Given a year to get established, the Dutch tulips are up much earlier than they were last year.

tulip shoot

Why do I post pictures of so many flowers and such? So I can refer to them later! My blog archive says the tulips are doing well, but the tiny iris should be blooming by now, and that on this weekend last year I put the peas in the ground. I think that will be a project for next weekend.

We had a thunderstorm early this morning, but the sun soon appeared, sparkling on the wet flowers. That should speed things along nicely.

white crocus

purple crocus

The only string stuff I did this weekend was dyeing silk. I would have thought everyone I know is tired of silk pictures by now (I refuse to accept that ANYONE could get tired of tulip pictures), but apparently not. So by request, a horrible picture of wet silk straight out of the final rinse.

dyed silk

3 Comments on “It’s really here”

  1. #1 Vince O'Connor
    on Mar 21st, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    Whereas we are under a winter storm warning, and not too far from me is under a blizzard warning.

    Spring. Bah, humbug!

  2. #2 Phiala
    on Mar 22nd, 2011 at 9:55 am

    Yeah well, we are supposed to get sleet and freezing rain and crap tonight and snow tomorrow.

    Or something like that; I blocked out the weather forecast and no longer remember the details. Trauma will do that.

  3. #3 Nick
    on Mar 23rd, 2011 at 12:40 am


    Yes, pay no attention the forecast for 16801.

    “A chance of rain…freezing rain and snow likely…then freezing rain…snow and sleet with rain likely. Snow and sleet accumulation up to 1 inch. Additional ice accumulation of up to a tenth of an inch. Lows in the lower 30s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation near 100 percent. ”


    Damned Lies!

    AND statistics!