Well, after two 80 degree days, we are back to 50s and raining. It seems like Spring will never really come around here and we will just skip over it and go straight to summer. Those two days of 80 degree weather really have me looking forward to Summer. I got out into the garden and did some planting and cleaning out of the flower beds. I planted sunflower seeds that I saved from last year. They are a multi-head open pollinating variety, so it is always a surprise to see what I get each year.
The hostas are starting to sprout
And the Forget-me-nots are really starting to spread
This time of year goes by quickly. At times it seems like Summer will never arrive, but suddenly it is here. I try very hard to notice the subtle changes around me as all of the plants around me begin to awaken from their winter slumber and the birds begin to sing. All of a sudden, one day, everything is green.
With flowers beginning to bloom, pollinators, an important part of the garden are out looking for food. This is an amazing video by Louie Schwartzberg showing us what is really going on beyond our observation in the great outdoors.