Five days ago, the kids were out playing in the snow. Today, it is 73 degrees. Watching the 10 day forecast, I knew it was going to be a great day to be outside catching up on garden stuff, so I got all of my errands run yesterday so I could stay home and soak up the sun. It's been awhile since I did a "Walk" post, which I like to do every now and then so I can have some record of things. An online garden-journal if you will.
The crocuses and daffodils are popping through. I suspected last year they were late varieties and this year confirms it... neighbors have daffodils that have blossomed now, and there's even another neighbor whose daffodils have already gone by!
The forsythia I planted last spring is budding. I am looking forward to her cheery yellow blooms, although they will arrive earlier here than they did growing up in New England, when they were a birthday present from mother nature.
According to weather.com, we have now bottomed out when it comes to average temps. February can be a brutal month, but it's also when things start to come alive here in Hampton Roads. Last year, it was such a mild winter, I'd already planted peas and radishes by now. I'm going to wait a few more weeks this time around!