Knitting stuff and going on and on.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Gone again.

So the snow is gone again. Hopefully for the season this time. The trees are beginning to bud. My lilac a little more slowly than others, but it's coming along.

The water is mostly gone too. There was enough there the other day for the ducks to have a swim now it's not even an inch deep. I'm glad things are drying up though. It may make it easier for my crocus bulbs to survive. The stalks are green and so far, healthy.

The flowers didn't fare well once that snow hit. Poor things.

The daffodils seem to be just fine. They were slower to come up and it may be they knew it wasn't time to flower yet.

The ants came through all right too. I think the hill grew at least two inches since last year. I hope we don't have to get rid of them. The Mr. says if he doesn't see any ants in the house, they can stay. If he does, bye-bye ants. Me, I think they are just fine where they are and they aren't hurting anything as far as I can tell.

We even have a little bit of green grass here and there.

The best green plants though are these little babies. Hope's grandbabies to be exact. I had sent some of Hope's babies to Kathleen during my fundraising campaign for the Relay for Life and it turns out they did well in her yard. So she sent some of her seeds back to me. Thanks Kathleen! I gave some to a friend and these are the ones I kept. All but three have sprouted. I can't wait to see them grow and turn into big beautiful sunflowers.


  • We have some blooming than you Dorothy but it doesn't feel like that much more. It has been an interesting spring to date with the snow and water and cool weather (which I personally don't mind so much). Still, the freshness of the blooms are so nice aren't they?

    By Blogger Cynthia, at 11:00 PM, May 07, 2008  

  • Spring is so slow to arrive here, I'm getting impatient! :0)

    By Blogger Charity, at 12:52 PM, May 08, 2008  

  • Yippee! I was wondering if they had arrived safe and sound... and better than safe and sound, they are sprouting!

    I planted mine last week directly in the soil, as I did last year. I have been away for several days and it was dark upon my arrival, so I'll be checking progress tomorrow!

    By Blogger Kathleen, at 7:56 PM, May 08, 2008  

  • I just don't know if I would know what to do with myself with the winters you have!!

    I hope the sunflowers do well, they are some of my favorites :)

    By Blogger Sarah, at 8:36 PM, May 08, 2008  

  • I love the smell of lilacs...and the look of sunflowers. Looking forward to seeing yours bloom :)

    By Blogger (Not-So) Cynical Gal, at 7:21 AM, May 10, 2008  

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