Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Signs of Spring at Our House

Everywhere around us are new signs of spring...the following tell you what is important to me.  For a few years now I have been trying to get rhubarb established and happy here.  One place was too wet, one not enough water but now, as in Goldilocks and The Three Bears, we seem to have the perfect spot. After all that trying we now have 7 plants coming up in a couple different places and since both of us love rhubarb we are most optimistic about our rhubarb-filled summer...

Another positively lovely sign is that the greenhouse is filling up with starters...

The following photo is my GPS watch...that means it is spring when it is out and charged ready for the next long hike/walk.  It is fun to see how far I went and how long it took me...very scientific.

And then, of course, a girl has to get her feet in order so she can expose them to the world.  The only problem is which colour?

"Don't knock the weather.  If it didn't change once in a while, nine out of ten people couldn't start a conversation."  - Ken Hubbard

"Storms of rain or snow are a cordial outpouring of Nature's love." - John Muir

Tell me, what is your all time favourite sign of spring?


  1. I am a crocus lover. It was the first flower to bloom back on the farm in Alberta... and to see several hundred thousand at Butchart Gardens last Friday, just blew me away!

  2. I think I am more of a grape hyacinth person... I love those! And our rhubarb looks pretty good too, yum!

    And my toes are in dire need of a little tending and care... I feel like it will be a bit until flipflop weather, but I need to be prepared!