Monday, March 20, 2017

Spring is Here....Technically

 "What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness."     
John Steinbeck

March 20, 2017 is just another cold day here in zone 6b SE Massachusetts. The first day of Spring or  The Vernal Equinox and is, according to, "the time when the sun crosses the plane of the earth's equator, making night and day 
of approximately equal length all over the earth. " Unfortunately, or fortunately, we get weather from many directions. The North....Canada, the Northwest, Great Lakes area, East, Atlantic Ocean and South, Southern States. That's not a complete's more complicated than that. Modern meteorology has taken a lot of the guess work out of weather prediction but, NE weather has it's twists and turns. It was predicted that today would be in the 50's F but is actually in the 30's F.  So much for melting snow.  :(

There have been such high winds that the obelisk has fallen over. I set it up one time and it fell again so there it stays until better weather. It's quite heavy so, I was surprised that it fell. We will have to come up with a way to anchor it to the ground.

Frozen tundra! The planter looks so forlorn and the patio is empty and cold

So much for the birdbath! 

The woodland garden

Campion and  Iris that probably wish they had waited a while longer.
Can you tell I'm itching to get out there and dig in the dirt?? In the meantime, I'll whine and look at gardening catalogs!

Wishing you happy gardening dreams, 


  1. It won't be long until the sunshine melts the snow and you can be outside enjoying the lovely spring days! Waitingcdn be so frustrating.

  2. I look forward to the next few weeks going by quickly. It's time for the yard walks to see what all is coming up. I am still doing some clean up from last year, and making some discoveries, too.