Monday, March 08, 2010
34 Seconds of Spring
My blueberry bushes are full of swollen buds and the earliest varieties are even blooming. We are still colder than normal although yesterday was a day where I stripped off my shirt while working in the sun, but put it back on when I moved to the shade.
The consistently cold nights are really unusual so late in the season. I keep running my baby datil peppers out during the day and in during the night.
The huge hog plum that stands next to the hog pen (how did it know?) is a cloud of white blossoms right now. Next to it stands a black cherry tree that is leafing out presently.
Both trees grew from seeds I planted years ago and both are too close to the garden. They were supposed to be moved while still young, but I didn't get around to that ... oops.
I love them too much to cut them down now, so I just garden around them. Both trees are adorned with tiny beginning tentcaterpillar nests.
They do a little temporary damage, but the yellow-billed cuckoos like em.
So, I leave em.
Here's 34 seconds of bottled springtime.
These are hogplum blossoms.
You can hear the real hog in the background along with bee buzz and bird song.
It doesn't get much springier than that.