Good Morning. I never got to walk yesterday. I was slammed work-wise all day long...into the evening even, but as Colin reminds me, it is good to be employed. And it is. I'm grateful and thankful that I can do my job from home. Yesterday I came downstairs at 6 for coffee, opened e-mail and then never got back upstairs till Noon! That's when I did my workout and got dressed. Then it was right back at work. Still...hoping today will find it easier to break away and get a walk in. It is chilly right now (35), but I can see blue sky and it does not seem to be windy.
I did find a few minutes yesterday late afternoon (while dinner was cooking and there was a lull in the email traffic) to wander outside and I saw a bunch of growth! So, that's what I'm sharing with you today. The pictures are pretty poor, and a bit blury, but they still make me happy and hopeful for what is to come.
First up our Asian Pear Tree:
Do you see ALL the buds? We do have this delicate tree enclosed in a wire fence to protect it from the deer (who have chomped on it in the past).
Next up is our Red Bud.
The branches are just loaded with buds and they will be opening soon. I love these trees.
This next one is difficult to really see
That is a branch on our apple tree. Like our weeping cherry, this tree did not do very well for the past few years. We used to get scores of apples - more than enough for us AND the deer (who often stood on their hind legs to pull branches down - so fun to watch). But there were very few blossoms and almost no apples last year. I thought the tree was dying (and it is now covered with lichen). But there are buds on it for leaves. So...I am hopeful.
Last up is this
That is the first radish seedling popping through the soil. I can taste a garden radish as I write this. Radish greens are also tasty in a salad.
Other things that are happening: sugar snap peas are up and growing in the garden. The rhubarb is once again coming back strong and there are lots of red stalks emerging. Garlic is thriving, though not nearly ready to harvest.
All of these things make me happy and give me something to think about besides what is going on day-by-day.
OK, time to pour another cup of coffee and then start pulling financial reports I run on Thursdays. Wishing you all a wonderful day - enjoy!