Five things that say Spring is Coming! and one thing that says it isn’t.

Daffodils are such a bright cheery sight after the gloom of winter

Daffodils are such a bright cheery sight after the gloom of winter

After weeks and weeks and weeks of cold weather (well aside from a brief trip to the sunny South Pacific, but that doesn’t count) I am ready for a change.  I want to wake up and leap out of bed enthusiastically.  Not sit there and shiver and dare myself to touch the cold floor.

The willow is starting to pop!

The willow is starting to pop!

The calendar tells me that there is only 19 days left until spring comes along and changes everything.  It will be fabulous, there will be blue sky days, the birds will be singing, it will be warmer and I can sow my seeds and get this garden started.

Oh... asparagus.  They are soooo good and nearly here!

Oh… asparagus. They are soooo good and nearly here! I’ll be watching very closely as these guys grow taller.

But we all know this a winter weary mind talking.  Spring can actually be a bit of a shocker.  It is a transition season to the warmer weather of summer.  Spring is tumultuous and completely unpredictable.

My spuds are chitting

My spuds are chitting

If last spring was anything to go by then there is not hope.  We were about six weeks late on everything because it was so miserable.  I have forgotten the exact details because I have chosen to blank them out.

The chickens have started laying again.

The chickens have started laying again. No more free loading for my feathered friends.

This spring is going to be better because we are owed it.  I will apply blind faith for the next few weeks and like a light switch being flipped, winter will be gone from this place.

We can start to see the signs.  Spring is coming.

But wait.... hold ya horses, we're not there yet....

But wait…. hold ya horses, we’re not there yet….

Come again soon – there are only 19 days left in winter, hooray!

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18 Comments on “Five things that say Spring is Coming! and one thing that says it isn’t.

  1. There is nothing quite like fresh asparagus, Ive got mine cut back and Im just waiting for the day those beautiful little spears poke their heads out the ground!

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    • Hi. I just did a quick google translate- 41.7C. Oh my goodness! How do you cope with it that hot?
      Maybe a few degrees sent this might be win win for both of us!
      Try to stay cool.
      Cheers Sarah : o )

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      • You get cabin fever in the summers because you really don’t go outside unless you have to. And you count the days until the storm season starts to bring in the rain and the “cool” fronts where it drops 10-15 degrees.

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  2. You waiting for Spring I am waiting for Fall, just need some relief from the heat…

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    • Hi Gene. From where I’m sitting (with the heater on and wearing thick socks) it is impossible to imagine being so hot that you are looking forward to cold weather!
      Cheers Sarah : o )

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    • Hi Alys. Thanks so much. The air has a barely perceptible change in the way it feels. It is quite exciting. I try not to think of the worst that can happen.
      Cheers Sarah : o )

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      • I know that change you’re referring to. After days of a heat wave, I can sense the approaching fall, still weeks away. I think when you garden you really tune in to the subtle changes, don’t you think?

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