Tuesday, March 20, 2012

See ya later

     That's right old man winter, you're outta here. The first day of spring and it is 24 friggin' degrees here in the city. This kind of awesome never happens in March, in Canada. To celebrate, I got out the new camera and went for a stroll.

     Other than getting a few hostile glances from neighbours as I was busy snapping pictures, I guess I really should have stayed off their lawns, it was a lot of fun. I'm really loving my new toy. The difference in picture quality is astonishing.

     I love the spring, seeing that first blush of new growth. Makes me want to go out and get dirty. In the garden. I am well aware this good weather will not last so I have left my garden alone for the most part but... it is torture. I had to console myself with just snapping a few pictures, over a hundred to be exact. Editing and cropping them was almost as much fun as taking them. More new toys from Christmas.

     Here are a few from my own garden, my herbs are all putting out their first shoots, just begging for a BBQ in the near future.





Winter onions

The squirrels didn't get it all after all.

The first promise of pies to come.

My daffodils are so early this year

I should have blooms by the weekend.

The delicate leaves of my columbine are starting to show

The red shoots that will become my enormous bleeding heart bush
One of my late grandmother's favourites

The Orthodox Ukrainian Church
right behind my house

The lone wild pansy sprouting on the church lawn

Beautiful crocuses every where in the neighbourhood
Hard not to feel good seeing them all around


Snowdrops again?

Little grape hyacinths


Some sort of heather I think

Lungwort, I think

A tiny little mini iris

Not everyone got the memo about the season change

Home renos, a sure sign spring is here

Only in the city
A Hawg with a recycling bin bungeed on the back
Cool and eco friendly.

A little Jurassic action in the neighbour's yard

Maybe time to get rid of the winter coat,
I am somewhere under all that hair
Lookin' a bit like Cousin It
I need a cut-Where are those scissors?

     My first brush with Spring. Swing by Rory's and see what made everyone else's day.


  1. I LOVE the pictures.... makes me want to go out and plant all of them!
    And.... you DO need a haircut!

  2. I hear you. I can't wait to be able to get out into the garden again.
    My cousin Kriket flat out did the circle with her finger and said, I'm not liking this, get it cut. I guess it's time LOL

  3. Took a peek under all the leaves in my garden this afternoon....everything is starting to sprout! the lungwort (yes, that's it), the hyancinths, the tulips, and Grandma's bleeding heart.
    please, please, please don't snow on my spring parade!!
    no comment on the hair when mine is sooo not Loreal #34R currently :)

    1. Me too, it was so hard not to get out and rake everything and clean the garden up. But it is too early, they still might need that blanket. Last year my daffodils were snowed on twice.
      I've noticed a rather alarming amount of unwanted colour in mine, not sure if I'm going to take the plunge and get rid of the grey. We'll see.

  4. Can you sing "Love Me Do"?

    1. Bwahahaha, sing is maybe overstating it, but yes, I do know the words.

  5. I'm jealous. It's 2 degrees right now and we still have a million inches of snow. Spring is different in Alasaka...

    1. I feel for you Bridget, I'm not the biggest fan of winter. My aunt has done the Alaskan tour and my cousin has worked it, They both said it was beautiful country and would go back. Here's to warmer weather in your future.


Thanks for your comment, I hope you enjoyed your time in the "Kitchen".