* crocuses in bloom * lilies, irises and tulips sending up their shoots * strawberry plants put out their leaves and vigorously (re)taking over their bed * buds on the willow and the lilacs * exchanging winter coats for fleeces and rain jackets * lots of planning for *next* year's [read more] about signs of spring
Not much is going on the garden right now. I dug up the pea plants and the lettuce since their time was over. I have green beans flowering and producing: and some teeny weeny tomatoes: I'm still dealing with slugs but this late in the game, I may have to declare a truce. I'd like to go all [read more] about garden update
I admit it: I'm a homebody. A lazy couch potato. A sedentary slug-like life form. If it weren't for my children, I'd happily spend my days tapping away on my laptop, reading in the rocking chair, or doodling at the dining table. Nature? I can enjoy it from the window, thanks. If I lean to the right, [read more] about Five Things for a Writer to do in the Great Outdoors
Slugs. In my lettuce. I never realized how many there were until I went picking this evening. *shudder* And they've already made raids on the tomatos I transplanted several days ago. Okay, no more Ms. Nice Squeamish Gal. This means war. [read more] about oh, ew, ew, ew. slugs.
Tulips: Peas: Lettuce: and baby feet: What's going on in your gardens this spring (or autumn, for my Aussie friend!)? [read more] about the things of spring
Yes, I know this is a writing blog, but you really are not all that interested in my revision angst or my sullen moping about what an untalented hack I am. Instead I give you: Bread! Since we got back from Florida I've baked bread three times. We haven't had to buy a single [read more] about of things domestic
A week ago, I cleared off last year's leaves and assorted debris from my garden beds and discovered, to my delighted surprise, tulips!: Now, granted, these are not surprise plants. I made a bed and planted the bulbs (with the aid of enthusiastic children) last fall. But they still feel like a [read more] about spring