This week I've been able to do things that I haven't done for months:
1. Open the front door
2. Walk outside without wearing a coat and boots
3. See green things pushing out of the ground
4. Hear peepers
5. Hear birds singing
Halle- frickin'- lujah !! It is spring in New England!
Just to recap, this is the view from our kitchen door a mere six weeks ago:
For those of you who live where it already looks like this ( taken in New Orleans a couple of weeks ago),
I've been raking away the winter debris and uncovering green shoots. I have a strategy for raking - I start with the places I can see from inside the house - outside the kitchen windows, the view from my chair and the bedroom windows. That way when I look out I see cleared beds and green stuff - yippee!
Little sedum rosettes.
Perennial Bachelor Buttons.
There is more raking to be done, lots more, and it sure beats shoveling snow..