The first day of Spring surprised a few folks with frost on the windshield this morning. It has been a while since it got down to freezing here in Seattle.
But by the time Spring officially started here sometime around 9:45 this morning, the sun was warming things up.
We worked over at Jill's house this morning, moving some shrubs, digging out other stuff, and clearing a place for her vegetable patch.
Two rhododendrons came out of here ↓and were moved to a better location, as shown above.↑
Then Tom tackled the sucker growth cherry tree that had been growing in the old fire pit. As he excavated, he found the archaeological remains - charcoal.
I was about as much help as old Tiger cat here, who knows how to enjoy the sun while the work is being done.
Tom had put in three hours of hard labor and it was time to go home for a late lunch and a slower pace.
After lunch Tom worked in the garage on another bonsai tree and I went for a walk.
Yes, it really is spring here in Seattle, and to prove it, the cherry blossoms popped today.
And the daffodils are nodding, much preferring the sun to the rain that had them bowing down a day ago.
Happy spring, everyone. Yes, even those of you who are enduring yet another snow storm. Buy yourself some flowers at the grocery store, put them on your kitchen table, and pretend. Whatever it takes to endure until your Spring comes too.