About this time last year (on March 15, 2007) Julie submitted a posting "I saw . . ." indicating that she saw her first flower blooming (a crocus). Well, I knew that the first part of March of last year was much warmer than this year, but I figured that we have had a couple of warmer days, including today. So, I took a walk through my squishy yard just now to take a look around (while probably causing more damage to my lawn by walking through the mud than anything else).
Anyways, despite the fact that much of my yard is still covered in a combination of snow and settled pools of melted water, to my delight I did notice the following:
1. a few tulips just starting to poke through the mud;
2. various sedums are starting to pop up; and
3. a couple fern peonies deciding it was time to emerge into the light.
IT IS TIME - to forget about all other things in life and once again enter the world of gardening.