Spring Has Sprung

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After going through one brutally harsh winter here in Toronto, I do believe spring has finally arrived. I hope I’m not jinxing it by writing about it because we did have two warm days a few weeks ago when the natives got overly excited, only to find the temperatures went back down to the mid-forties the very next day. Many questioned whether or not we’d even see summer. Seven long months of winter was more than anyone wants to endure again, yet we don’t know if next year will be a repeat, or hopefully this past thrashing was only a passing fluke in bizarre climate.

As I looked out my kitchen window earlier this week, I was hoping to see a hint of the promise of leaves on the trees, I was hoping that it would only be a matter of having a few nice, consistent warmer days to change the way things were looking. Within a few more days, the temperatures began to rise from forty and fifty degrees to the mid-high sixties.

Yesterday, after seeing only a tiny few buds on some of my trees two days prior, I began seeing new life with a sudden growth spurt. My garden had survived winter’s wrath and peaked out, knowing instinctively that it was safe to come out.

I wanted to post these pictures displaying the new growth around my garden because it is truly remarkable that within three days, it went from bare to this:

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15 thoughts on “Spring Has Sprung

  1. I just spotted some cherries on the ground already falling off of our cherry tree! I am happy for your that things are warming up for ya!
    Hey did you ever think about my question about just using my journal entries for the Jack days and then going back to book form? Did you read my post about Anita Shreave and her style? I know you are busy on your second book but just was wondering if I’d missed a post from you which is not unlikely! 😉

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    1. Di, I replied to your question over a week ago, a very lengthy reply at that. In fact, I was surprised I never heard back from you? Check your comments.:) LOL

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  2. Those pansies are so uplifting. What brilliant color. It’s amazing how Nature works so rapidly. One day the trees are bare and the next thing you know there are leaves on them. In the blink of an eye. If only my writing could evolve as quickly. Always a pleasure to read your posts 🙂

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    1. Thanks Carol, you are too kind. And, it certainly is uplifting to know that spring has not forgotten us. 🙂

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    1. Lol, that is kind of wishful (here at least). Victoria weekend is notorious for being crap weather. It has been raining off and on here for three days, the temps have dropped considerably – going down to 4 tonight! Not calling for spectacular weather here all weekend. 😦

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  3. We’re full into spring in central NY with many flowering trees already done after a few hot days. And now it’s cool again and the lilacs wait. Some of my plants (an autumn clematis, for example) died back to the ground this winter, but it’s sprouting new growth from the roots. Plants make me happy, but bluebirds make my heart sing. Pansies are beautiful, though, especially the apricot ones.

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    1. Well, although our warmer days had turned cold for a few days, I worried about the poor confused plants. But even with this cold past weekend, I can see the flowers on the lilac trees peaking out their green. This past winter has definitely been, survival of the fittest for our beloved plants. I love pansies too; with their little monkey faces. 🙂

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