Tuesday, March 27, 2012


I love this time of year. 
Longer days, shorter nights.
Warmer winds, everything trying to grow - all at once.

We have been blessed with just enough rain 
and  the earth smells wonderful.

My garden gate.



Winter was so mild that morning glories are blooming in March.

The Onion Patch - March 18.

Onion Patch - March 24.

UPDATE:  Here's my terra cotta rabbit.  I got my husband to tip it over -
 no snake.  So I happily continued to weed this flowerbed.
I did find a little (about the size of a new Number 2 pencil -
only it was light brown instead of yellow)
 ground snake (aren't they all?) in the daylillies -
yes, that was me you heard screaming Saturday morning.
No snake picture. 
I moved the rabbit to remind me where the red yarrow is planted.
I have no idea where the snake went.



Deb said...

I did hear a scream:) Oh shudder, even small snakes make me do the same thing.

TexWisGirl said...

laughing at you screaming at the snake! :)

HolleyGarden said...

I have been worried about finding a snake in all my (very tall) weeds, but haven't yet! I can certainly understand you screaming - no matter if the snake was big or small! I hope he got the message and you don't see him again! Your garden's looking good.

Rettabug said...

Oh dear...I was happily scrolling along, enjoying your beautiful garden until I saw that bit about the SNAKE!!! YIKES!!! RUNNNNNN!!!

Where do you live that winter was so mild that your morning glories are blooming in March???


Robin Larkspur said...

Gorgeous garden photos! Your blog is lovely, really like your header and the C.S. Lewis quote.Eeeeek! Snakes! I know they are oftentimes beneficial creatures, but could they stay hidden, thank you very much!!! I'm following your blog now, thanks for visiting mine! Nice to meet you, too! P.S. Your clematis is amazing! Robin.

Pam said...

Your onions are sure getting big. I have entire parts of my yard that I avoid because of snakes I saw years ago. I'm sure they are still there lurking in the bushes just staring at me.

Denise :) said...

I am only laughing because TexWisGirl up there was laughing. :) ♪♫ I don't like spiders and snakes, but that ain't what it takes to love me... ♫♪ It's a good thing, huh?! :)

Lana said...

I just checked my OWN blog, which I haven't touched in WEEKS, and saw this new name posted!:) Because I'm still learning and doing so in a hit&miss fashion, I had to scoot over to your site. I, too, love your C.S.Lewis quote at the top and then your sweet garden pictures...but in the March 21st post you ask, "Why am I up?"...and the answer will come. I'm having a terrible time tonight. Thank you for your sweet posts, the beautiful note about the spider/fly claspbox...I think I know why I'm awake tonight. Thank you. I am not alone in what I find beautiful and of value.

Mama Hen said...

Nice photos. I love snakes, hardly ever find them.

Mary said...

Love your Clematis, Joy!

Lili said...

Thanks so much for the sweet comment you left for me so I could come and find you over here. I've been enjoying myself having a look around here and had to tell you I love cooking in my cast iron skillet too and that yellow squash looks absolutely yummy. I am now your latest follower. ~Lili

Coloradolady said...

Girl, you should have heard me too Sat and Sun! We killed four in two days, and it would have been more but my husband threw who knows how many over the fence to the field behind our house.....I don't like a worm if it looks like a snake!