I visited the garden this morning finally released from the blanket of snow and ice that obscured it since December. Here are my Six on Saturday.
The rocks and crystals which I left out in my little rock meditation/sitting area last fall.
Elmer, our garden gnome seems to be sporting a sawed-off shotgun these days and is at the ready to deal with the chipmunks, squirrels and woodchucks.
The strawberries are one of the only signs of life in the garden.
Under the cold frames is the beginnings of more life in the garden. The first leaves have sprouted from the soil from seed of overwintering vegetables like Bloomsdale spinach and Mokum carrots. Chesnock, German Hardy and Music garlic lays in between the frames under the sterile straw hay mix.
I glance down at one of my favorite tools in the garden, my soil thermometer. 30° Brr! I’ll have to wait a few more weeks for the sun to warm up the soil.
I glance around and look at all the work I have before me. I’m excited about it. I’m excited about the longer days of light and the warmer temperatures and all the challenges our garden will bring this season.