Early (Early) Spring in Spy Garden

Spy Garden 3.3.17

Spy Garden 3.3.17

Forsythia

Forsythia

Buds galore

Buds galore

February daffodils

February daffodils

I must concede that spring has sprung, which I’m not thrilled about. I really love winter and we definitely got jipped this year…I am still hoping for a deep cold snap (to kill off ticks, squash bugs, etc.!) But of course spring is beautiful and definitely means better (less gray!) pictures to share.

Even scrabble is telling me it's spring!

Even scrabble is telling me it’s spring!

Anyone know what this is?

Anyone know what this is?

I was thinking spinach (that self-sowed) but I don’t remember seeing spindly seedlings (which spinach usually has). I tasted the leaves and they basically taste like lettuce/spinach. Just looking for confirmation that this plant is edible!

In Spy Garden animal news:

Every Bunny was Kung Fu Fighting

Every Bunny was Kung Fu Fighting

The bunnies (all male), were fighting and being really mean to one another (spring hormones?) so now they are all each in their own compartment. I am wondering 1. Why did we get three bunnies? 2. Isn’t that kind of overkill? 3. How would Bun-Bun look as a pair of one-of-a-kind earmuffs? (he is the meanest and really bit/cut up poor Butkus’ ears).

Puff Puff is the nicest

Puff Puff is the nicest

Gronk II

Gronk II

Gronk I met with his end in an unfortunate tank-cleaning incident a few months ago. Gronk II is his replacement. He seems more sprightly than the first one and is quite a challenge to photograph.

New uniforms for baseball (more signs of spring!)

New uniforms for baseball (more signs of spring!)

Bark

Bark

The first peek of asparagus

The first peek of asparagus

Bluebird

Bluebird

Deer at Dawn

Deer at Dawn

Little Bloom

Little Bloom

Glorious plots

Glorious plots

We even found a dead baby snake; which is soooo early for snakes to be emerging. The snake appeared to have been run over.

We think it was a baby copperhead.

We think it was a baby copperhead.

We later “found” it again; in the driveway:

Flattened haha

Flattened haha

"Spring beauty" or "Fairy spud"; so named because it has tiny, edible, potato-shaped roots

“Spring beauty” or “Fairy spud”; so named because it has tiny, edible, potato-shaped roots

Lots of homes

Lots of homes

T-shirts at Forest School (and spot the rebel not wearing the school uniform t-shirt!)

T-shirts at Forest School (and spot the rebel not wearing the school uniform t-shirt!)

Check out the power lines in the background...

Check out the power lines in the background…

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!!!

Apparently, they were separating the lines to prepare for replacing one of the power lines.

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And it was quite windy out!!!

Our version of an adrenaline rush! ahaha

Our version of an adrenaline rush! ahaha

Mesmerizing Moss

Mesmerizing Moss

Dexie

Dexie

A very thick white milkglass jar found in the woods

A very thick white milkglass jar found in the woods

Checking out...

Checking out…

Some sort of cocoon

Some sort of cocoon

Bark

Bark

She loves collecting rocks

She loves collecting rocks

Hiking along a dry creek bed near our house

Hiking along a dry creek bed near our house

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Happy Spring!

10 thoughts on “Early (Early) Spring in Spy Garden

  1. narf7

    Spring has most definitely sprung in your neck of the woods. We are still working our way through a very long spring (we seem to have missed summer aside from the odd warm day) and is carrying on regardless with autumn. I wonder if we will get winter this year or just more spring?! I can’t say I am all that unhappy but a nice winter with Brunhilda doing her best to bake us to a crisp would be lovely. Happy spring Ms Spy :)

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    1. Spy Garden Post author

      I hope we get a mild summer like that! We are hopefully going to start some seeds (both indoors and out) this coming week. Thank you for visiting and for commenting; much appreciated!

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      1. narf7

        I hope your seeds grow strong and your summer is lovely. We just harvested a bucket of beetroot and have another one to harvest soon. Lucky we love beetroot isn’t it? ;)

      2. narf7

        The main reason we had to harvest the beets now (half of them) is because we suddenly got powdery mildew on the leaves so I gave them to the chooks rather than eat them ourselves. It is interesting that it was only the candy striped beets that succumbed to the powdery mildew and the regular beetroot is fine. They had plenty of water for the whole season so I figure it’s just a “thing”. I might just have to do a bit more research but I did find out that everything we planted in spring appears to be what we should be planting here in autumn so I am surprised we got a harvest at all! Large hardware/nursery stores really shouldn’t sell seedlings that are out of season as anyone planting them is going to be disappointed!

  2. Eliza Waters

    So many cool things to comment on… :)
    Not sure that is spinach, their leaves have petioles (little stems) …I’d wait ’til it is more identifiable. It could be a weed of some kind.
    Love the pink stamens on Spring Beauty and those knobby growths on that tree trunk – cool!
    The ‘cocoons’ are praying mantis egg cases – good eye and lucky you if they are in your garden!
    I hope that lineman gets hazard pay – wouldn’t want that to be my spouse, that’s for sure. However, I am very grateful that there are guys to do this kind of work… I really love my electrical appliances. ;)
    Spy is starting to look so much like Smoochie from behind that it’s getting hard to tell them apart. What ya feeding that kid? ;) Can’t believe it is baseball season already!
    Many lovely spring photos – your gardens look all so trim and full of promise!

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    1. Spy Garden Post author

      Yeah I think the plant is a weed but maybe an edible weed?! I should hike back out there and take that egg mantis case and put it in the garden!!! Yeah watching that lineman was unbelievable!!! The Spy is getting huge. He has surpassed me in strength…and in Scrabble! Hahahaha He’s like “how do you spell ‘simile’? meanwhile I’m putting “nine” “go” on the board. For an English major I am not very good at Scrabble! Smoochie gets all the credit for all the gardening lately; and I soooo happy he’s into it this year. Thanks for the comments!!

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      1. Eliza Waters

        Glad Spy is doing well. I started Scrabble Wed. at the library and last week we had a 12 year old join and her spelling was abysmal. (Hey, good Scrabble word! ;) )

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