Is there life out there?

I found this post yesterday while going through my drafts.  It’s about 4 months old, but I thought it still worth posting.  🙂  Today, the garden’s a disaster area – the rhubarb overtook everything, the zucchinis may have routed it finally, the tomatoes are enormous, the peppers are hot as h… well you know, and our Oregamint* is going like gangbusters.

*Oregamint.  What happens when you plant Oregano and mint too close together.  It seems that they might be cross breading, because some days I can’t tell which one I’ve picked.  Makes for some weird Mojitos and spaghetti both.  Works fine in salads though…

May 5, 2013

Yes!! Finally, yes.  Winter hopefully has taken its last kick at us, with the 4 – 6″ of snow we got on Monday (Ryan was driving in a whiteout while the radio stations were reporting “light flurries”), I’m officially so done with Winter, I may up and move if I see any more flurries in the next 6 months.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for tenacity, but I think it’s time for spring.

What better way to show that spring has arrived, and “life” is out there, than spotting these in the garden?

My Rhubarb plant.  😀  Where people in even the northern states have up to 3 foot plants right now, this is my little cutie.

Rhubbie!
Rhubbie!

The trees are budding

Schubert Cherry,  May 5, 2013
Schubert Cherry, May 5, 2013

My strawberries are creeping everywhere, the raspberries are encroaching on.. well, everything.

It’s spring in Central Alberta.  Don’t blink or you’ll miss when it turns from brown to green. 🙂  It’s so weird, but magical at the same time.

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