Spring, my favorite transition season

Anna

Anna’s hummingbird

I love the transition seasons, fall and spring. I enjoy all of the seasons actually, each one has their own beauty. But spring, spring is special as all of the little green things start popping out almost on an hourly basis.

This year has been a tad bit chillier and I suspect that is why the ancient plum tree is so late in blooming. I have been waiting so patiently. It doesn’t look like it will be covered in blooms like it has in years past. I speak fondly of her. Her trunk is twisted and her branches are cover in moss, but she has an amazing personality. This year especially she has held many a bird on her branches. The hummingbirds, downy woodpeckers, flickers, jays, black birds, juncos, chickadees, nuthatches, house finches, gold finches and those are just the ones I can think of off of the top of my head.

Our spring breakation started today. We’ve been looking forward to it for months. This morning while I was finishing up with a project at work Karen took delivery of 100 bales of straw for the straw bale garden, five cubic yards of premium garden soil and three cubic yards of sand. Tomorrow we will start getting the summer gardens ready for planting.

Happy spring. I like how our week is starting.