Nearly summer!

Here we are on one of those years where we go from winter to three days of spring and then summer. Today it was fairly warm outside. As in, we were sweating our hoodies off during track practice, and some of the kids thought they were working on their tans. At home I grabbed the camera to share what is up and growing. Now I should have a day to start digging in the dirt and pulling out the refuse from last fall. We have this fight every spring. If I were to clean it up in the fall, there would be no protection for the plants over the winter, and by the time it gets warm enough in the spring, the new growth is up and easily damaged.

I substituted for my sister in science today. She went to Sioux Falls to meet her son, who just returned from a tour of military service in Italy, after a time in Afghanistan. Anyway, some of the farm boys were talking about getting into the fields and other than combining what was left from last fall, some are not able to get to the seeding yet because the ground is still frozen around here. Our yard doesn’t seem to have that problem, but maybe if we tried going down a few feet, we might find a different story. Not sure.

Bunny hopping away across the street.

Bunny hopping away across the street.

Bunny saw me with the camera.

Bunny saw me with the camera.

So here are the pictures of what I saw this morning and this evening after school. The bunny is the one that hides under the lilacs at my mother’s house. Paulina and I love the little critter and hope nothing happens to him/her. We are thinking of giving her some of the lettuce this year. I don’t like all of it anyway.

Sunrise Friday, April 25.

Sunrise Friday, April 25.

Lighter setting, I was trying to see the creek.

Lighter setting, I was trying to see the creek.

A tish later.

A tish later.

The sunrise was this morning on the upper deck. I didn’t think it was that dark, but it is hard to tell which setting to use. You can see the difference of the two pictures taken back to back on different settings.

Day lillies

Day lilies

The rest of these photos are the plants poking through the ground ready to prove that we are really finished with that crazy Old Man Winter. Watch the forecast tonight will be right and we will get a shot of rain with a little snow mixed in. I will be staying in bed most of the day if that is the case. I promise to report in with the results by noon tomorrow. Take Care.

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  1. stitchinggrandma
    Apr 26, 2014 @ 06:04:26

    Spring is such a teaser!! We have had lovely temperatures, but the cold winds make you feel like you are back into winter. Had to turn the furnace on last night to take the chill off the house. Turned it back down after the radiators warmed us up somewhat, and back off this morning. We are so dry right now we have had red flag warnings. My doctor’s office building burnt to the ground Thursday when a cigarette was tossed on the ground outside his office and started a mulch fire. I’ve seen a few farmers out plowing here in Delaware, but the wind is blowing so that their fields lift up and blow away once they start with the disc. Last night we had a spot of rain, and I am going to try to plant some lilacs along a fence. I miss seeing them in the spring. 🙂

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    • lucindalines
      Apr 26, 2014 @ 09:50:11

      Oh, I wish I could send you some of the rain predicted for us tonight, we are trying to get the old grass mowed before it hits and fertilize so it is lush for the June wedding. So sorry to hear about the fire. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.

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