Just a quick note to acknowledge the dramatic change in our weather. In a week our high temperatures raised over 40 degrees, from highs in the teens or lower at the end of the previous week (Grandma's funeral) to over 50º F by the middle of last week. Right now it is 71º F. Very nice. I have to re-learn how to dress myself. Winter coat in the morning, light jacket midday and none in the evening? Who carries two coats around all day? Sigh. I'll adapt, I always do!
Pictured here is the yard on Saturday. The only snow left was in the shade along the back fence. Today there is no snow left in the yard and after work we got a little bit of raking and picking up sticks done. There is always much to do in spring, waiting for the proper time can be difficult, though. I finally got my pressure washer, it will first be used to clean the foundation (and I may as well get the siding while I'm at it) so we can repaint it before the plants come up.
Spring 2015 - A first look at the gardens, taken Saturday. The weather has improved dramatically over the past week. [image: 20150216-0314 027]
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