I would like to begin this posting with a note of thanks:
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your prayers and best wishes! I came through cardiac surgery with flying colors, and I'm now at home resting. I was overwhelmed by the outpouring of good wishes in your comments on my last posting. Your kindness and caring mean so much to me. Gardeners and garden bloggers are the best!
When I walked into my kitchen on my return, there were beautiful tulips and daffodils on the island, put there by my husband and his sister. There is nothing more cheery than vases of spring blooms. It was lovely to be home!
I was happy to see crocuses blooming in my garden. (I took the crocus pictures shown above and here, before I left.)
Also, before I left, the tiny chipmunk who lives under the back porch made an appearance. I think my grandsons named this one Theodore. I was not sad to see Theodore, as in the past he was more entertaining than destructive. But I don't feel that way about the enormous groundhog that trotted across the yard the same day. I screamed, and he scurried down Bluebell Creek and out of sight, before I could take his picture. Groundhogs are the most destructive creatures in my garden. I just hope this is not going to be a bad year for my vegetables.
|The first chipmunk appeared March 12. I saw a groundhog that day, too.|
H.H. says he saw rabbit tracks in the snow this morning. Maybe they nibbled the tops off these crocus leaves ...
|Something nibbled the crocus leaves (photo taken 3/14)|
Yes, I said rabbit prints IN THE SNOW. Heavy rain made all the snow disappear last week, and we were dealing with mud, but with the hope of some springlike weather. This week it is a very different story ...
|What happened to spring?|
|The patio and fish pond.|
|Tractor shed, potting shed, and kitchen garden.|
|The walnut grove where H.H. saw the rabbit tracks.|
|I guess it's going to be a while before flowers replace snow in the bicycle's baskets!|
As I rest, I am reading a great book ...
... Barbara Kingsolver gives a convincing argument for eating locally-grown produce. This topic may be the focus of my entry for the 2nd Annual Gardeners' Sustainable Living Project, hosted by Jan at Thanks For Today. This fun project runs from March 15 to April 15, 2011. Click on the icon in my sidebar to find out more about this wonderful event in honor of Earth Day. I hope to see your posting there!
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