March 9, 2011

Don't Be Fooled. It's Not Over.

Winter should be over when you've
worn out the knees of your snow pants.

When your mittens fall apart,
that should mark the end of winter.

But it's NOT gone. It hangs on!

There ought to be a law against the
view from our front porch looking
like this on the 9th of March.

Hungry for guacamole?
Come back in four years,
when our tree sets its first fruit.

Pretty sad situation when my only gardening topic is an avocado pit. It could be said that in the month of March gardening in Zone 4 is the pits. 

March 1, 2011

This Is What The First Day Of March Looks Like

This is what it looks like in my neck of the  
woods on the first day of March.

The closest thing to spring
   was this bit of melting taking
place in the downspout.
Lovely, isn't it?

Most everything is still blanketed in snow.

The tall grasses are struggling
with the wind and snow.

The Coo Coo Kid escaped to a
 warmer land where he was able
to leap over sand castles.
No wonder he has no time
to update his blog.