#158: Spring Has Sprung
Spring has sprung, apple trees are blooming, and the bees are back!
They’re here! They’re here! Little ones, big ones, buzzy black bumbling ones! The bees have come again! Each year in the early early Spring, I wait for our hardworking pollinators. Dear bees, thank you for coming.
My hope is that now the weather will stay warm-ish. Last year, it was warm enough to place the eggplant, tomato, cucumber, and squash starts outside to bask in the sun, but that warm April weather disappeared as quickly as it came and I woke to snow. The temp took a big drop and my precious starts withered before my eyes. It was simply too cold for them. But today, it’s sunny and warm. I climb up to the attic and open the window…a yearly ritual.
How did the grass grow a foot overnight? On go my garden boots and I head to the garden shed, bring out the lawnmower and, using more than a little muscle and determination, it roars to life. This first mow of the season is a real workout and with breaks takes me over six hours along with a little weeding to offset the push and pull of the mower, all the while smiling to see and hear the hovering and buzzing of the bees around the blossoming fruit trees. Thank you for the promise of apples and pears for cider and pie. Welcome, my friends! I’m so glad to see you!
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Love spring! It is dawdling here 🙁
Wow! You and the bees 🐝 are buzzing! Gorgeous post, Kate! 🌸