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Sunday, June 3, 2012

Spring time Treasures!

Well, I finally got my garden planted last weekend - Memorial Day Weekend. I don't know why I said finally; I don't usually like to get it in much earlier than that. But I don't like to get it in much later, either. Because of the cooler temperatures up here, the last week in May is just about perfect.

Let's see; what did I plant? I know I posted everything last year, but I have come to like doing that, because it is an easy place for me to refer, each year, if I want to see what I planted in the past and how early - or late, as the case may be.

And so the list (in no particular order):
  • Broccoli
  • Spinach
  • Beets
  • Potatoes
  • Corn
  • Carrots
  • Peas
  • Walla Walla Onions
  • Spring Onions
  • Cucumbers
  • Green beans
  • Dill
  • Basil
  • Tomatoes
  • Peppers
I guess that's about it. I love my garden. I love hoeing, watering, weeding and watching for the first sign of any little green life popping out from the rich, brown soil.

I went out today to see what might be coming up so far. There wasn't much; but it can't be long now.

While I was checking on things, I noticed some Bumble Bees on the flowers of my plant. There were 4 bees! So I decided to snap a picture.

The bumble bees seem to be more plentiful this year than they have in a long time. I love them; I think they are so beautiful and they do not bother, they only want to get the sweet nectar from the flowers.

The hummingbirds are also very plentiful this year. That is unusual for us. But I have really enjoyed watching them. While they are plentiful, the blue birds are rare this season. I'm not sure why. I don't believe I have seen a Mountain Blue Bird yet this spring - anywhere! I believe I have some Westerns nesting in my box, but I have seen them so rarely, I'm not convinced they stayed.

So there you have some of the things I will be keeping track of this spring. I enjoy every minute of it.

To top off my day, today, the sunset was absolutely incredible tonight. This photo doesn't really do it justice.

Oh, and one more thing! My Western Larch that my brother and sister-in-law gave me a few years ago are all doing so well! They are so soft to the touch and growing leaps and bounds now. Out of the ten they gave us, we only lost two. This year, I think they are to the point of being strong enough that they will all make it.

I simply wanted to share some of my springtime treasures. It's quite likely there will be many more. After all, spring is off to a good start and I'm sure the warm sunny weather will offer up treasure of all kinds.  I'm going to enjoy every minute.

1 comment:

  1. It sounds like you have been busy. You will have to post some pictures after your garden begins growing :)