Three more calendar weeks before spring is officially here; but it has been creeping in little by little. My daffodils and grape hyacinths are pushing their green stems above ground. I’ve almost got the pruning of the fruit trees, the old grape vine and some of the bushes that are scattered around done. The Creeping Charlie is already sneaking into unwanted places keeping me on my toes….and bent over.
Silly Robins have been here since the first week of January. The last two weeks have watched several flocks of geese heading back to their summer homes, and the little spring peepers sang as loud as they could a few days ago before our night temps nosed dived again. The old timers say when the spring peepers get froze back twice, the third time you hear them spring will stay.