Monday, March 7, 2011

Weekend Excitement

Oh dear me! I haven't been this excited in quite some time. Why, you ask?


I awoke Saturday morning and immediately hefted my fleece sheets and woolen blanket off my body. Phew! I was hot! (In oh so many ways!)
.
Tell us something we don't already know, you say?
.
Why was my ample bosom flushed and heaving with perspiration, you ask? It was a balmy 7 degrees Celsius (45 deg F) in Bridgewater at 7 am on March 5th!
.
I looked out the window at the side garden and saw something I haven't seen since last November: dirt!.
It went up to 12 deg (54 deg F) that afternoon, people! It was gorgeous! Made me feel like I should go out and play hopscotch! I did my shopping that day wearing my walking shoes and a sweater! (... and pants and a shirt etc. I know I'm hot, but I'm also modest!)
.
Sunday was another gorgeous day with temperatures being the same! So after church, I took a careful walk around some parts of the garden (avoiding the icy patches and/or boggy areas). And I found what I hoped to find!
.
Tulips!
.
Crocus!
.
Now, I'm not about to boldly declare quite yet that spring has come to Nova Scotia. I know from my nearly 30 years experience with this lovely province that we will probably see snow again.
.
But winter is beaten, ladies and gentlemen!
The war is over!
Even if a skirmish or two may come our way, we have won!
.
Ahhhh! I can hear my garden whispering sweet nothings in my ears; and I am once again dreaming of dirty fingernails and stained knees! It's exciting!

.

8 comments:

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

It is wonderful to see spring beginning there in your garden. I can't see mine right now due to the snow. Have a wonderful Monday!

Barb said...

Ahhh - lucky you! Take some pics for me when the bulbs bloom.

theelfqueen said...

Looks very promising - I'm sitting under a winter storm warning out here in Colorado. Spring is still a ways off here.

DearHelenHartman said...

Spring is showing signs here in Kentucky, enjoying seeing the view from your window.

Marie said...

Spring is springing over here as wel Sandy! It's wonderful! xxoo

Lorac said...

We had a lovely melt and then a deep freeze with 6 inches of new snow, but yes, winter has loosened it's tenacious grip and spring is pushing in! Yippee!

Jeanne said...

Great to hear Sandy!! I finally have your package ready to ship...putting together five of them was a bigger job than I anticipated. Sorry for the delay :)

Happy Spring!!

Jeanne xx

Meadowview Thymes said...

Ohhhh, I got excited just reading about your spring finds on Sunday! I know that feeling when you spot the first bulb showing up! Can't wait to see blooms!