Saturday, March 10, 2007

Spring

Yesterday was the first day that has felt like spring! Or, like the the beginning of the season that we have here between winter and spring. Here there's no gentle transition of winter "melting into" spring. Winter melts into mush, slush, dirt, MUD, and that lasts for a season. Then, spring comes.

Still, we're not quite to the mud season, and we're happy! Yesterday we stayed outside for so long that Will got worried and came searching for us. Jaan and Raia were a little sad to see that their beloved ice slide was too wet to play on, but they discovered that the mountains of snow near the sports field are now wonderfully slippery. They spent hours climbing up and slipping down. I went away a little worried that Raia's hyperactive! The other children her age just sat and watched while she went full speed ahead; the other mothers kept commenting on her activity level. (Actually, I just think she's a normal toddler. )

Then, after naps, we went out again to buy seeds. We planted our first flowers yesterday, and we're eagerly awaiting their sprouting. The snow over our flowerbeds is still knee-deep, but not for long! I'm a little worried about my bulbs; they had actually started to come up in our weirdly warm January, but then we had really cold temperatures right after that. Will they survive?

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Seeds! What a delight to await new growth.

Love to each one....

BabaJulie said...

Hi, Phyllis! Your bulbs will probably be okay. We have had some really warm weather this winter and things started coming too early. But, now that Spring is honestly here, the bulbs seem to be coming up as they should! So, you never know!! I think it's wonderful to watch and see what happens! I'm excited to see if my Lupine comes back in force this year! Much Love!

Phyllis said...

Ah, but you didn't have -20 temps the week after things started to sprout! I hope you're right, though.

BabaJulie said...

That's true!! We were still above zero! However, it did get down into the 20s, warm in comparison!! Love y'all!

Anonymous said...

What types of seeds did you buy?

Mrs said...

Pre-spring and spring. . .is that like our pre-summer and summer? I know we rarely get fall. :-( I hope your bulbs DO survive, so we can see pictures!

Lindy Johnson said...

In Vermont everyone accepts 5 seasons since "mud season" is very real. Mud season is also considered "sugaring season" which we are hoping is about to begin. Not only is mud season messy it's very stinky -- the farmers are allowed to start spreading all the manure they've kept in holding areas during the winter. Enjoy the seeds.

Phyllis said...

Mom, we got daisies and a flower mix. Babushka Lena (Mark's grandmother) also gave me several varieties of aster seeds for March 8. One is blue!

BabaJulie said...

Phyllis - My Lupines are already up!! So, they are surviving and will hopefully have flowers this year!! I am so excited when I start seeing my plants popping out of the ground! Love!