As the temperature dropped into the danger zone, I slipped outdoors at 4:30 this morning to spray a mist of water over some of the most tender spring foliage and flowers. I’m cautiously optimistic, as the temperature reached only 34 degrees F at 6:00 a.m., so the low was roughly 5 degrees warmer than forecast. Fingers crossed! We have one more cold night ahead before conditions improve.
There’s much to admire in the spring garden today, and I admit to a special enthusiasm for the morning’s blue skies and happy birdsong because it’s my birthday. After sharing this time with you, I’m headed to garden club and then out for a bit of shopping for my grandson, David, who will turn one year-old on Friday. I hope you, too, enjoy a fun-filled day.
And Spring arose on the garden fair,
Like the Spirit of Love felt everywhere;
And each flower and herb on Earth’s dark breast
rose from the dreams of its wintry rest.
~Percy Bysshe Shelley
For more spring foliage, visit Pam at Digging.