I have very wise friends.
Recently, I posted a little something about how discouraged I was with the lateness of Spring and the lingering cold. I was worried our garden season would suffer, worried about the lack of green everywhere and I was overwhelmed with a feeling that this cold spell was just never going to end. Since then, we’ve had much more pleasant weather and we are finally feeling the warmth returning. Trees are budding, song birds are greeting us in the morning, evenings are warmer allowing us to enjoy the outdoors well after dinner has passed and we are all getting a lovely healthy sun-kissed glow.
Still, I wanted to take the advice of my dear friend Sally over at Wonky Patchwork and step back in time. This was her comment to me :
“Have you looked back on your blog a year ago to see where you were with the garden then? It could be reassuring – or then again, it could confirm you fears!”
So I decided to do it, and oh am I glad I did!
This was our yard a few days before Mother’s Day last year. Notice the definite lack of green in the trees?
This is our yard this morning : Much more alive and vibrant than last year. Our maples are filled with little pom-poms, the neighbor’s weeping willow sporting a light green halo.
This was Little Miss ready to leave for daycare on the back of daddy’s bike at 6h30 am on May 7th last year.
The kiddos at 8 am this past Monday. It was 14’C outside, they were wearing Crocs over light socks and sweatshirts over t-shirts. Not a glove, hat or scarf in sight.
This was the pergola at Van Den Hende Botanical Gardens on May 7th last year.
The pergola yesterday, pretty much the same as last year. (Although, I thought it was hilarious to find that I went to the Botanical Garden for the first time at almost the same date last year.)
My asparagus on May 10th last year.
My asparagus this morning : They have doubled in size and tripled in numbers.
So really, who would I be to complain? If anything, it seems like we are doing better than last year. So with this new resolve and a renewed sense of optimism, I’m ready for the season. We’ll be busy this week-end. It’s suppose to rain, but it’s also supposed to be very warm and that is my favorite combination for planting seeds. A perfect way to celebrate Mother’s Day if you ask me!
What were you blogging about on this day last year?