Monday, March 02, 2009

Spring cleaning

Sorry to all y'all on the East Coast, but it's supposed to be 75 here today! So I spent a little time starting the garden clean-up. Excavating plants under fall leaves and twigs, here is what I found:

A johnny jump up.

crocus and daffodil shoots

leaves on the privet hedge

a pretty mature black-eyed Susan!

leaves on a rose

I also saw a butterfly, but it was too quick for me to get a picture. We could still get snow anytime this month through May. If it gets really cold anytime soon, some of these guys will die off, but snow actually works to keep the ground warm, so hopefully we'll only get cold if we get snow.

I've been working out, lifting light weights, but my arms were still shaking after a 30 minutes of raking and hauling stuff to the Dumpster.

Nice rolling in the dirt weather!


Lisa said...

Oooh, you're tempting me to ditch the rest of the afternoon and go outside. I am not much of a gardener, but I think I can handle cleaning out dead stuff. Love, love, loving the warm weather!

LadyLee said...

Botanical chick! Forget you, man! Take this ATL snow and swing it back to Denver. WE are the ones that are supposed to have the 75 degree weather!


Nice pics. Glad you got an early jump on your spring cleaning:). The kitty looks mighty pleased with the weather, too!

Travis Erwin said...

It's supposed be in the 80s the rest of the week here.

LarramieG said...

Yes the times and weather are a'changing and I look forward to this weekend when we "spring ahead" and enjoy more daylight.

Ello said...

You are so lucky!!!!

Lafreya said...

Oh I so wish for a warm day when I can see the new green noses of the tulip bulbs I planted last year.

Sustenance Scout said...

SO ready for spring! K.