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March 21, 2011

the change of seasons
posted by soe 1:58 am

How did you mark the end of winter?

I took down our Christmas cards.

To celebrate the arrival of spring, I caught you a few pictures of flowering spring trees and bushes in the nation’s capital:

Magnolias on the First Day of Spring

Magnolia Blooms

Trees A-Bloom

Flowering Bush

And then I spent the afternoon in the garden, which I neglected to put to bed last fall. When I arrived, it looked like this, which is pretty much how I left it, but covered with leaves:

1st Garden Visit 2011

First Day of Spring in the Garden

(Incidentally, if you click on that last shot and go to my Flickr page, I’ve put in notes on the picture showing what plants came back/survived the winter. We were pleasantly surprised.)

A few hours later, Rudi and I had much tidier beds and had planted shelling peas, lettuce, spinach, chard, broccoli, broccoli rabe, and onions, but I forgot to take a picture to show you the difference. Next week…

Category: dc life,garden. There is/are 2 Comments.

So pretty!!! Thanks for posting the pics – I have hope spring will make it up here eventually now 🙂

Comment by Jenn 03.21.11 @ 8:37 am

@Jenn: I admit that in March and November I really do appreciate the benefits of living in the South because our temperate seasons last a smidge longer. But those are the only times, I swear!

Comment by soe 03.22.11 @ 12:34 am