A best run

Saturday had fully exhausted me: I was at a conference for part of it, managed to injure myself there, then went to a movie and grabbed a few groceries, and even later went out for a quick bite for dinner with Steve. I vowed to sit on the couch all day Sunday; I’d been meaning…

Cupcake paper

We’ve had a house, and so also a garden, for eight growing seasons now, and I waited this long to plant a poppy? Perhaps it was due to confusion from a seed packet I’ve had that long for Icelandic poppies: those required sowing in the fall, to allow for spring blooms. I tried that in…

Festive

My hometown has a springtime parade every year, the Daffodil Festival Parade. This is the likely explanation for why daffodils –A.K.A. narcissus– have always been my favorite spring flower. However, since I moved to Minnesota, they are really put to the test. Any flower that emerges from the cold abyss from winter here is welcome….

Crutches

Sometimes, even tiny wee baby little plants need help. And that’s where a twist-tie can come in handy. Tomatoes! On the fridge. I can’t believe how many things are in bloom right now, when we are normally covered in several inches, if not feet, of snow. Forsythia already happened, now we see daffodils, tulips, fruit…

Sprung

Today’s the first day this year when the day will be longer than the night: the vernal equinox was yesterday at 5:32pm. It’s spring! Our crocus started coming up about a week ago, which feels early, but last year they came up the same week. I think we still had snow, then, and the warm…

Complicated

IMG_3034.JPG, originally uploaded by arahbahn. As you can deduce from the photo taken today, today was a fine day for blooming and for getting outside for some activity. I am so grateful not only for the hospitable weather, but for the hospitable air. Maybe I’ve seen too much sci-fi or played too many recent XBox…