I thought it would never happen, but Spring has come to the frozen wasteland of Ohio at last, bringing the promise of balmy evenings on the screened porch, and a world of glorious green. Here’s to those of us who live at 40 degrees North and above, for surviving the Long Winter.
Listen to the great Etta James singing “At Last”! Your chilly days are over and life is like a song!
Yes. I don’t think our last frost date is until mid May, but it can’t come soon enough.
We’ve had the usual sudden change from 8 degrees one week to 28 degrees (Cecius!) the next. My winter coats are still hanging by the front door, and I shan’t be retiring them until after Easter.
Arrgh. Well, a few setbacks still. But, I never had any flowers till now. I can live with drops in the temp as long as there is no more snow!
Super glad that your spring has sprung. For some reason I assumed you lived in Ireland! Don’t quite know why, but there you have it. Hopefully your fresh produce markets will start up soon. (We are feeling very sorry for ourselves as it’s 15 degrees C and raining. Pathetic, I know. It has been known to get to 5 degrees here in winter….stop laughing..)
I have an enduring interest in Ireland but, alas, have never been there. It is on my list!
Fresh produce will probably have to wait until the end of May, but oh how I am looking forward to it. And I understand your “predicament” because I grew up in Florida where we thought that a frost was a really big deal (and for the orange growers, it was!)
Expat Eye said:
Lucky you! Still waiting here 😦
Wishing you some daffodils very soon!
Expat Eye said:
Thank you! It’s around 8 degrees here at the mo – brrr.
It’s about time! My poor Magnolia tree has had tight little buds since late Feb. The poor thing is so sad and confused. Much like I am.
Aww. I miss magnolias. We have one variety here, but it’s not the same as the ones I remember from the south.
It’s a miracle mine grows here in Toronto. But it’s not the gorgeous, big fat bloom type like in the south. It’s an ornamental variety. The blooms are pink and smaller than the *real* kind.
Pink! Must look into those. I don’t think I’ve seen them around here. Very impressive for Toronto…
I’ll post a pic once they finally open. They usually stay on about 2 weeks. 🙂
This is type I’ve got; I can’t see why it wouldn’t grow in Ohio. 🙂 http://m.canadiangardening.com/plants/trees-and-shrubs/magical-magnolias/a/1324
It’s lovely. I’m amazed at the color! I’m sure I’ve not seen one around here.
I am truly giddy in springtime. It’s all the scents of budding bulbs and freshly cut grass and ripe cowpie patties. Yeah, that last one is a little hard to explain to most folks, but that is spring all over.
Sadly, the shedding of clothes reveals the shock of winter pudge. Ah well. It’s all cyclical, right?
At last, indeed. 🙂
I get the cow pie thing. Really!
Glad you are finally getting some nicer weather. We are enjoying some mid 60s here in WA. It is glorious! I’ve been getting some long overdue yardwork done.
Mid-60s is fantastic! We got up to 70 today, but it’s plunging to the 30s tomorrow. I’m trying to be patient.