I know that I'm several months too early but yesterday I braved the elements for any small indication that Spring is on its way. I was delighted to see that my pond plant has sprouted some fresh green shoots.
Ah, the magnolia tree. Did I not tell you that it would send out its buds early, when winter has only just begun? If that's not a vision of hope I don't know what is.
Perhaps you are wondering what that gnarly blurry thing is. That my friends is a Rhubarb shoot. My mouth watered when I spotted it. Stay tuned for Rhubarb Platz recipes and Rhubarb sauce to put over New York Cheese tarts.
I had to sneak a shot of this without Terry seeing me. After he reads this post he'll head straight out doors to delete this dandelion from further expansion. He'll be out there for a while looking for it.
These shoots are Day Lilies. I had a patch of them in my flower garden but they continued to overtake everything so I planted them at the back of the field bordering the ditch. They are in a row of other bushes and plants that needed relocation. It's turned into a impromptu garden.
Now if I could just find some Pussy Willows, I'd know that Spring is coming but I think I'm a month early for those. My Dad worked outdoors and every spring without fail he brought in a bouquet of Pussy Willows. The long range weather forecast is suggesting a bit of a cold snap approaching. They are talking a bit of snow and then some cold sunny days. I've had no complaints in the weather department this winter. Stormy and blustery at regular intervals.
I love it.
This morning when my good man has finished the chores I think we'll head out to see if we can find some eagles. If we do, you'll know tomorrow.