Spring has Sprung!!!!
I walked outside yesterday to go to work, and look what I found! It appears Spring is indeed coming to pass, in spite of the snow last Monday and Tuesday! And oh, WHAT a sweet gift this beautiful purple and white bearded iris was to see open yesterday morning. As momma used to say, "Ah do declarah" (she was very deep old southern lady in accent, mannerisms and all things Southern). Declare had 4 syllables when she said it! Anyway, momma taught me to appreciate iris and I remember planting bright red ones with her when I was 5 years old and we lived in Dallas. We had what seemed like a million of them. Guess I just inherited the fascination ... and every year I can feel my mom's love when they all begin to bloom. And, yesterday was mom's birthday so it was a double gift. I miss you momma. Thanks for the sweet spark of encouragement and love.
This is my favorite time of year at the post office because the young adults are so FILLED to the brim with happy, enthusiastic energy about walking from Georgia to Maine. Always amazing to me!
Having done a section of it one summer with Paul and my son, I have true admiration for all the people who truly do the entire thing. Good luck hikers!
I did a perimeter sweep this afternoon and found the garlic flourishing, the strawberries blooming and the mint and sage going absolutely wild! Here, just look!
and they are starting to form!!!! :-) itty bitty berries! Whoo hoo!
There is plenty of garlic thanks to our friend Sarah Greene. My Siamese kitty uses it for hiding in. Crazy cat!
This is mountain mint trying to take over my sage! Going to have a "stay in your own space" conference with the mint tomorrow. There is also some lemon basal in here. It smells incredible!
During my work sessions on the computer and etc., this guy has taken to the "assistant" position. He is the most shy of all the cats here ... maybe he's coming out of his shell! The business card here is from one of those hikers ... not intentionally advertising, but whatever, it was in the shot!
Below is one of my favorite shots I've taken lately. I don't know why, it just is.
Super Scooter sporting his alien sunglasses in Roswell, NM. ;-)
Here's to a brand new week.
Blessings to you all!