our first glimpses of spring…… and there is a rumor that it’s going to be sunny and 60 degrees next week!  Could it be?! 

We have been spending a lot of time in our yard and garden lately.  It’s that time of year to clean up from the winter, get the garden ready and just enjoying the beautiful weather and being outside in the warm sun. 

There are a couple downfalls – you can see the pollen hanging from our oak tree and there is a yellow haze in the air with all the pollen.  Needless to say we are all riddled with allergies, but that won’t keep us inside.  The other thing (which I don’t mind so much) are the hundreds of inch worms that are hanging on their little threads coming out of the trees. 

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It’s kinda funny, you’ll be standing out there playing and the little buggers are just dropping down – kinda like they are repelling out of the trees- then they’ll be crawling all over you.  Sometimes after I’m inside for an hour I’ll feel one come out from my shirt or something. 

The kids just love these little guys – they go crazy for them.  So we have weeks of entertainment ahead!

What are you finding in your yard?

Oh how I love Spring.  The smell in the air – the smell of the earth warming, the smell of trees and plants awakening.  It’s so lovely.  I love to watch the buds start to pop and some of the blooms start to show their gorgeous colors.  I’ve been enjoying walking around the garden and seeing what is waking from winter’s slumber.

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I can’t wait to get my hands in the soil and get the garden going for the summer.  This time of year is so inspiring, I have so many ideas! 

What are your plans for your garden this year?  What is waking in your garden?  Take a walk through your yard with the kids and see what you can find.