We've had a mild winter, and spring is coming early. I went out with Peanut and Frog on Saturday to explore the yard and look for early signs of spring. We found some!
Buds on the honeysuckle vine:
And then lots of little green fingers from the bulbs I planted last fall:
I really enjoy winter, even here where it rarely snows. I love the bare branches of the trees against the sky, and I love the angle of the light. This year I really appreciated the break from the demands of the yard. I have enough to do in the house right now, and I have projects that I want to do that I can't work on when I have to spend my spare time gardening. I could definitely handle some more weeks of winter: I could finish that quilt, for one thing.
But it is always, always so exciting to see signs of spring! I can get excited about getting my hands in the dirt and growing wonderful things!