Friday, February 17, 2012


A small planting of crocus have bloomed.
These are my first flowers of the season.
They are at least a month ahead of schedule.

Daffodils are pushing through the mulch.
They could send bloom stalks up any day.

The rose bushes are beginning to leaf out.
Spring is coming too soon.
It was sunny and 59 degrees today.
Too warm for the middle of February.

I made a note to dry more chamomile this year.

I also will need twice as much mint for tea next winter.

My coconut oil stays liquid in the sun.
I use it for my body oil.
It is the first day of the 15 Annual Great Backyard Bird Count.
People all across the U.S. are counting the birds in their parks and gardens. I have participated for all of the 15 years.
I had 18 different species of birds in my backyard this afternoon.
I will count again tomorrow.
I love sitting outside with the birds and my books.

I love making plans for my edible gardens.

1 comment:

Tammie Lee said...

i felt my heart respond to your gorgeous flower photos, their beauty and vitality mixed with my heart. thank you.

how fun that you do the bird count...
your teas look wonderful. yum. lovely weekend to you.