Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Holy daffodils, Batman!

We have had a big heap of snow here in Minnesota since November. Now that it's starting to warm up, and we've had some rain, the snow is going away. It completely vacated my back garden this past weekend, and while I was washing dishes in the kitchen, I looked out and saw these:

Those are my daffodils, coming up strong. Hello, spring. I wasn't sure you'd make it to the party. (In the center ring is a big peony; I split it last summer, so I look forward to seeing what it looks like this year.)

In addition to the daffodils, my backyard hosted a robin fiesta:

There were at least 10 robins feasting on worms. Looks like spring is finally coming.

I say coming, not here already, because it's supposed to snow tonight. The state basketball tournament starts tomorrow (Go, Maple Grove Crimson!), and that usually means snow here in Minnesota. Spring here is a bit of a tease. Guess we'll have to wait a bit longer.


Lauram said...

Love those first signs of Spring!

alisonm said...

Still no robins, still no flowers - just more snow..... SIGH!!! it is Maine Maple Suday this weekend and all the sugar houses will be open for tours and sweets!!!!! So, I guess spring is coming soon!

Sandra said...

Now you're making me wish I had planted some daffodils last year as well as tulips. Wait, now that I think of it I planted a couple different bulbs. Can't wait to find out. LOL. Now to wait for the snow to melt again.

DanaMK said...

Woo hoo! I love seeing the spring flowers coming up and then blooming!!