It really feels like spring is here. I’m trying not to put too much into that thought/feeling because the snow can come back at any moment in western North Carolina. This time in 1993, we were snowed in during the Blizzard of ’93. I remember my friend spending the night at my house the night before and waking up to deep snow and no power. My mom got lucky – my brother was snowed in at my cousin’s house a few miles away, so my mom didn’t have to deal with bickering siblings.
For this week (and weekend), I’ll happily take the upper 60s, low 70s weather we’re dealing with. The flowers are blooming and I’ve taken some pretty cool photos on campus, where I work. I even have two daffodils that have bloomed. There are random daffodils are in our front flower beds – just two or three. Not even two or three bunches.
(Clearly that photo was taken on campus – and not of the random daffodils in my yard.)
A couple of months ago, I randomly planted more tulip bulbs. They’re all coming up now and it’s fun to see where I haphazardly placed them. I can’t even remember what color the tulips are supposed to be. I think we’ll find out soon, though!
And thanks to Lowe’s persistent emails, I know they have mulch and soil on sale right now – all of which I need in my yard. So I’m hoping I can get a little help with a purchase and unloading of all the dirt this weekend. (And really, this all has to happen on Saturday since the forecast turns to rain on Sunday.)
I’m anxious to start gardening, but I think that’s part of my brain knowing I won’t have the time or the physical strength to garden at the end of April. I’ve already been envisioning babywearing while gardening. I think that’s ok, right? I really want to do a better job this summer, compared to last year when our garden was just mediocre. Then I have to wonder if my nesting urges are coming in the form of outside projects…It’s possible, I guess.
So here’s to a warm weekend, wherever you may be. Think spring-like thoughts!