'Tulips of the Valley' one year ago on this day. This year we will have to wait a bit. Did I fool you into thinking our valley tulips were in full bloom over here?
Spring got a slow start here this year. We are not used to having snow in March...and it snowed most every day until March 9th.
A crew showed up one morning to trim off all the trees damaged in the ice-storm. Then came the big clean-up...and massive bonfires.
I brought spring indoors...or visited the garden shop to get my fix of spring colour.
As the snow melted, the rains came...and the ditches overflowed.
There were ponds and lakes everywhere.
The crocuses are blooming now...a good month later than last year.
The eagles have not left for their summer home as yet...and can usually be seen keeping watch in the trees around our yard.
Our grands had two weeks off for spring break. There weren't many days without rain...but we found one dry evening for a wiener roast. Unfortunately, the oldest two grands were scheduled to work at DQ that night and were sorry to miss out. So we told them we would keep the fire stoked, pick them up from work at 10:15 and they could come roast some hot-dogs before going home to sleep. That was the plan! As it turned out, someone crashed a stolen vehicle into our field and then escaped...just before Emme and Spencer arrived for their wiener roast. Police officers came with tracking dogs to search...and we were told to abandon our fire and stay inside.
And so they had hot-dogs at the dining room table late at night...while outside a manhunt was taking place. A most memorable spring break wiener roast all around!
The driver of the stolen vehicle was not found. A tow truck arrived early in the morning to rescue the SUV. End of story.
March was one of the coldest and wettest on record for our area. That's our excuse for going in search of some sunshine. I'll be back in a few days and by then...I'm sure it will be spring!
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