Monday, March 21, 2011

Signs of Spring: Strawberries and Swings

Spring seems to be arriving right on time. The handful of really warm days we've had in the past week have brought out smiles on everyone's faces, and the first green shoots. I have already weeded the garden -- mind you, it's frozen solid several inches down, but that has not stopped the creeping Charlie. But after weeding the garden, I noticed that the strawberries that had overwintered in five-gallon pots on the deck were sending out new growth -- yay! That means we will probably expand our strawberry patch on the deck.

Another sign of spring is kids who want to be outside playing until dark (Mouse especially). And little boys who laugh on the swing in the backyard: