March 9, 2022

New Year's Celebration

Winter's dormant season has come to an end in my little part of the world. Everything is waking up and celebrating with color!

Peach tree blooming.




Late daffodils

Rosemary blossoms


Early azaleas

Grape hyacinths

Of course, a celebration requires something special to eat! Our winter was too cold for a cool weather garden, so the first green salad of spring was a treat.

Greens: kale, collards, dandelion, wild lettuce, chickweed. The chickens are
laying again, so hard boiled eggs. Plus feta cheese stored in olive oil, grated.

And so a new seasonal cycle begins. Are you ready for it?


Rosalea said...

Beautiful Leigh. We just got another 6 inches of snow, and we are closing in on Maple syrup season. It'll be a while before we have greens and blooms up here!

daisy g said...

Lovely shots of spring's awakening.

Yes, we are ready for spring, but try to enjoy the transition as well. It's amazing to watch the earth come alive with new life. Enjoy!

Leigh said...

Rosalea, I envy you your maple syrup season! I think our temps get too warm too quickly to collect sap properly. Interesting how different March is depending on one's part of the world.

Daisy, thanks! A very happy time of year, but of course, we're not out of the winter woods yet!

Retired Knitter said...

Still too early for us to see any color! It will be welcomed when it comes.

Toirdhealbheach Beucail said...

What a lovely (and visual) way to celebrate Spring!

Sadly here, we plunged from the mid-80's to the high 30's in the course of two hours and are supposed hit the high 20's at night by Saturday. I suppose on the good side, I was not lured into starting my garden too soon...

Leigh said...

RT, when your color arrives, I'll be complaining about the heat! lol

TB, that frigid front is heading our way this weekend too. Hopefully, I learned my lesson last year, when all my tiny tomato plants got frostbite!

Ed said...

I'm most definitely ready for it but with more snow in the forecast, mother nature certainly isn't in a hurry.

Lady Locust said...

Wow! I'll say. Still waiting to see some colour here, but those buds on the lilacs are sure swelling :-)

Florida Farm Girl said...

Oh.....your peach tree blossoms may get bitten hard this weekend. Hope not but we're expecting 14 degrees on Saturday night with the high on Saturday only hovering around 32 with 20 mph winds. I'm ready for spring, too.

Leigh said...

Ed, I used to miss living in the north, but after most of my life in the south, I can honestly say I don't miss those long and brutal winters. The trade-off, unfortunately, is long and brutal summers. In the long-run, I suppose we're always waiting for the weather to change one way or another. :)

LL, the little ditty "April showers bring May flowers" was definitely not written by a Southerner!

Sue, we face that problem every year, sigh although the upcoming forecast is worse than a simple frost. Ours is for mid-20s and rain. Except that combination usually means ice and snow, which aren't on the forecast yet! Not looking forward to that.

Goatldi said...

I feel your pain! That’s what we’re getting one week it’s winter and the next it’s spring and the plants are totally confused and most of us are too. And even when it gets warmer during the day the lows are still in the 30s they were all scratching our heads around here wondering what the heck is gonna be next! Lovely photos thank you for the pop of color lovely eggs and great looking cheese.