Spring does come slowly, especially this year, it seems, but perhaps it is just as well.
Only this weekend I started tomato seeds: ‘Better Boy’ and some ‘Yellow Pear Shaped’ seeds I picked up this weekend that look especially good. They can be planted and harvested early. However, it will be several weeks yet before we’ll need to think of that. It felt good to play in some dirt, if only for a short time!
Meanwhile, my Mom’s crocuses are just now poking their little heads above ground, their purple, white, yellow and variegated Easter colours just a week late. The poor things are in an area that gets most of the snow plow’s deposits, but still they persist each year, putting on a most welcome show.
This week, my older daughter leaves for Alberta to work with the Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute for four months. She’s driving the 5,000 kms so that she can have her car with her for days off — that’s a very long drive! It works out to about 3,200 miles! However, she’s quite excited about the job and looking forward to exploring a western province. Hopefully, she’ll make some good professional contacts and this term postion will turn into something more permanent. I sure will miss her. I’ll be keeping her kitty for her while she’s gone — she’ll be back home the first of September.
I hope to get out this week and search for more signs of sprng. Tonight, the froggies are singing their little hearts out; a sweeter lullaby was never composed. :)