Monday, April 2, 2012

Rain, Rain, GO AWAY!

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It's been quite a spring. March has brought unusual amounts of rain and snow to our area. Every weekend I wake up hoping for some warm sun and  a chance to dig in the garden only to find anther day filled with rain. I guess I really can't complain though. One of the reasons I love where I live is because it's so green. And we all know that you can't have green without rain, so there you go.

This weekend was more of the same. Every time I looked out it was raining buckets. So depressing. Finally, around 3:00 this afternoon I looked out and actually saw some sunshine. I was sure it would be gone before I could grab my garden shoes and gloves, but I did manage to make it out for a little bit and start the huge job of cleaning out the herb garden and getting it ready to replant.(Yes, there really is a garden area under all that mess!)

I can't tell you how good it felt being out in the fresh air even for just a bit. Managed to get about  a fourth of the herb garden tilled. I don't have a fancy gas tiller so it was some good manual labor with a garden claw. It was a bit muddy out but hopefully we'll get more sun soon so I can get out and get it finished up and planted. Doesn't look like much yet, but it will be beautiful this summer. Not to mention it will provide some wonderful fresh herbs for cooking. 

The rain didn't hold off for long and I finally had to admit defeat and  put away the tools. Before I headed in out of the rain, I did a quick tour around the yard just to see if there was any sign of Spring. I was happy to see that the lilacs would be blooming soon.

The white lilac is one that was here when we moved in and looks to be very old. The purple one is a start that I brought from my grandmothers yard several years ago. She loved them and had them surrounding her house when I was growing up. Nothing like the smell of fresh lilac. Can't wait to bring bunches into the house.

On my way into the house I spotted this pretty little bleeding heart blooming away in the corner of the upper garden....

A sure sign that Spring will be here before we know it. Thank goodness. I was really starting to wonder!

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