Monday, 29 August 2011

hello spring...

I know it's not officially spring yet... but the weather has been quite delightful of late & when the going is good, the good get's going... outside that is. Winter is a tad (did I just say tad? I mean very!) miserable up here on the hill. There's a great expanse of grey & a lot of soggy ground (think mud & lots of it). The winds howl & going outside isn't for the faint hearted. Yep, that's me... faint hearted Kitty. 
So yes, I am clicking my heels & skipping about. For winter my dears, is on it's way OUT! Can you feel my excitement? 
Each day we try & get out into the garden (even during the freeze). We admire the view & notice the changes amongst the rolling hills. The sky is never the same, but the grass is forever green. 
There's so much happening in the garden when spring is around the corner. Our great big willow bursts to life with new shoots & pretty yellow flowers. Two very cheeky alpaca's have taken to nibbling away on them, along with anything else that takes their fancy. The apricot, nectarine & almond trees have begun to blossom, with the cherry tree not far off as well. The ground is starting to dry up, soon it will be ready for spring plantings. Work needs doing in the vegie patch to get it ready. Today Huckle & I started with a spot of weeding. We also fixed the border of bricks, dug up some ever-multiplying potatoes from last season & scattered a collection of lemons over the freshly weeded section. Can you guess who this was? He's such a helpful little man.
Can you feel spring around the corner? Are you too, happy to wave farewell to winter?
Here's to a lovely week ahead. Have a good one.

6 comments:

Squiggly Rainbow said...

We've been feeling the excitement here too! So excited to see the sunshining and we got our first eggs form our chooks! xx Rach

Silver Threads of Happiness said...

Wow, that first photo is amazing! It looks like you are so high up. And what a stunning landscape to greet you each day, even if it is still a bit freezing

Susan said...

those hills sure are gorgeous! I'm definitely looking forward to spring and hopefully the end (fingers crossed) of cold and flu season!

celia said...

Spring has sprung! And what a gorgeously glossy fat hen you have.. :)

Gaby said...

i am looking forward to spring, but summer not so much... lovely photos by the by :)

Drewzel said...

Oooh the pic of the chook, I want to cuddle it!!!