Primaveral…

Not pasta…what a big difference an “L” can make;  it means “of, or pertaining to, Spring”…at last!!!

Starting with a hike down The Path, with just a hint of green and a sprinkling of forsythia…

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and past many bursting buds, delayed but ready to bloom…

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to the front of the house, where the forsythia show off their new haircut.

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I brought out the oregano, grasses, sage, and such from the shed where they had spent the winter…a long one…

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and planted the rosemary, hoping for a warm rain…

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See those little white markers at the upper left-hand side of the picture?  That’s a Big Surprise.  Back in March, by the light of the new moon, I had planted some peas, carrots and a mix of spinach and lettuce,

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then covered them with old storm windows to make a cold bed.  Since the temperatures had plummeted, and snow had covered the glass, I figured they were no more successful than my indoor seed-starting…Wrong!!

Behold!!!

peas!!!

peas!!!

Spinach!!!

Spinach!!!

No sign of carrots, but since the average last chance of frost in these parts is April 15, we’ve plenty of time…

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down the path

it’s been indian summer around here with temps into the 80’s and abundant sunshine.  the leaves on the ground add to the warmth and i’ve been out taking pictures every morning and evening…

it’s true, i didn’t actually grow this stuff, but we did have to blaze the trail…

casey built the hedgerow…

the elusive river wahoo

and back up the hill through the meadow…

that’s a quick trip into the woods and back.  a year-round work of art, i especially love it when it’s wearing the warm colors of autumn…