Despite the additional snow that we had during the past week, signs of spring continue to emerge. The peach tree we planted last year at Mother's Day is loaded with buds! The tulip leaves are a bit taller than they were a week ago.
On a whim, I followed a trail and a make-shift footbridge across the creek. On the back hill is an old garden bed that I've nearly forgotten about. I planted bulbs there before our house was finished being built, because I knew that the hill behind the creek would not be disturbed by construction. In the years since, I have moved some crocus and daffodils from that little bed into the butterfly garden, and many of the flowers planted there have disappeared. Today, to my delight, I found our first blooms for this year... two little purple crocus.
photos by Aisling, March 22, 2009