Mike from Mike's Bean Patch recently shared his thoughts on what signals the arrival of spring. I was thinking about this yesterday as I wandered around the yard on the 2nd consecutive day of double-digit weather (15 Celsius!).
I had two immediate thoughts of what spring means to me ... the first spring flowers and the return of the robins. Earlier this morning, I lost power for about 4 hours from the strong winds; the strong winds that also brought another inch or two of snow.
But the daffodils are still standing.
And the robins are still hanging about (or at least this one is).
Does everyone have robins - I assume they are common in most areas of North America? I had the pleasure of watching some baby robins a couple of years ago; they had set up home on top of my much needed pots so I was anxiously awaiting the hatching!
The garden was free of snow yesterday (sigh, not so much now). I even noticed the chives already starting to pop up - I wish I'd taken a picture - they are just a memory now :).