Spring? Really?

The calendar says it is the first day of spring, but it hasn’t necessarily ‘arrived’ in New England.  We had snow flurries last night and there are more in the forecast.


I passed this house the other day on the way to the local greenhouse for seeds and had to go back and snap a photo. This really depicts how much snow we still have on the ground here in New England.

We have slivers of dirty grass up against the asphalt but snow banks on the edge of our driveway are still four and five feet high. I’m glad the calendar at least says winter is over, because it gives hope to seeing green before long.

In the meantime, there’s always spring cleaning, a couple of rooms to paint, seeds to start, MG gardening classes to attend, and more things to add to the Etsy shop.

I won’t be bored as I wait to get my hands in the soil again, but I will be impatient.

When my granddaughter was a toddler, she would say her patience hadn’t grown yet. I’m guessing it must run in the family because even at my age, when it comes to gardening my patience hasn’t grown yet either.

Happy spring to everyone while I continue to dream about colors besides white.  🙂

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15 Responses to Spring? Really?

  1. Peeked into your ETSY shop!! Cute mug rugs !! Love the egg shaped ones. As much as we have had crummy weather, we were lucky to have melting snow between storms, so no big piles. My daughter who is a teacher is not pleased with the 7 days of school to be added at the end of the year. She is already talking Summer, and we just made it to the first day of Spring. I see peeks of daffodils pushing up through the wet soggy ground…and am looking forward to a bit warmer weekend where I can clear away some leaves maybe from the garden. I’m sure the bunny rabbit tracks I saw in the snow on Monday were a sign that spring is coming soon!


  2. Joyce says:

    I’m not surprised at that mound of snow in the photo – or your report of the driveway piles. We have the same thing, but at least the piles have taken on a different texture – the promise that they are on the verge of melting away and not just waiting for more to pile up on top! I can only imagine the eagerness of you gardeners to get started! Every spring is a blank canvas waiting to be filled with foliage, fruit and flowers!


  3. Ogee says:

    Wonderful that you are sharing with others through Etsy! You are such a talent. Love “growing into patience.” There are a lot of us still working on that! Happy (soon) Spring!


  4. The Editors of Garden Variety says:

    Happy Spring to you as well!


  5. Grandma Kc says:

    I just love your picture of the iris — that is a flower you seldom see around here and certainly never anything but the plain purple. I wish I could teleport you here for the day! Even my dandelions would make you smile.


  6. I just BUST out laughing at ‘her patience hadn’t grown yet’ !!!! 🙂


  7. Barb says:

    Well – I, too, am buried in white. I think you’ll see color before I do! I saw on the national news last night that another storm is heading for the northeast. We’re also supposed to get snow in Breckenridge tonight and tomorrow, but here we expect it to just keep coming until the end of May! Love those Bleeding Hearts!


    • Here’s hoping you need the moisture. 🙂 Some of ours is melting on the south side and we just have standing water and mud. Bleeding Hearts are at the top of my list of favorites. I have pink and white which I have divided over the years so I have several around the property. Here’s hoping spring comes to us both soon. 🙂


  8. brendakula says:

    I can’t wait to get moved and start my container garden!


  9. OK, you’ve got me beat. I no longer feel I have the right to complain about the long winter.


  10. Julie says:

    I hope some of the snow thawed for you so you could get some seedlings in the ground. We need some color in our lives, for certain! Thanks for sharing your frigid photos!


  11. that’s just a gross amount of snow.. LOL!!!


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