Signs of Spring.........
.......are appearing everywhere. A couple of days ago the first crocuses appeared in my garden. This particular patch is almost always the first to appear, poking out of the detritus winter and the melting snow leave behind.
Yesterday I noticed some green spikes in my vegetable garden and at first mistook them for some wayward daffodil bulbs. The wily squirrels have been known to dig up bulbs in the Fall and bury them somewhere else in the garden.On closer scrutiny, though, I think they may be garlic that I planted in the Fall. I will have to keep an eye on them and look up their "days to maturation" period and be ready to harvest it. I got quite a good crop last year and found it much more flavourful than the supermarket variety.
Another early event was the appearance of activity at the tennis courts. This almost never happens until the middle of April but I had a premonition we might get an early start when I saw Washington, our maintenance guy, out sweeping the courts a few days ago. Sure enough, when I took a bike ride down to the park on Saturday, there were 5 or 6 of the keenest members out installing the nets. When they were done, out came the rackets and balls and an impromptu game was soon in progress. The temperature was up in the low double digits so everyone was comfortable, except Bruce, just back from a holiday in Cuba, and complaining it
was too chilly! But the sun was shining and no wind. I call that pretty perfect weather for March 30th! Here is an unfocussed Tamara just leaving the courts. I really need to work on my photography skills!
Today I have the sniffles and decided I needed to get some fresh air to clear my head. On my walk I came across this beautiful display in a south facing border at one of my neighbours. Our Spring may be short but is very welcome!