March 20, 2014. In the tiny speck of Northern Hemisphere that I call home the vernal equinox occurs today at 12:57 P.M. EDT.
Blue sky, sunshine and warm temperatures arrived on schedule to welcome the change of the season, although winter threatens to return next with a chance of snow.
After this week’s ice storm most of the daffodils remain bent over, some have broken stems, but at least one is reaching toward the sun this morning.
A couple of weeks ago a friend brought me some moss from her yard to add to the existing small bits of moss that have sprung up along one edge of the meditation circle. The new transplants appear to be doing fine, enjoying all the recent moisture.
One of my favorite evergreen plants, Iberis sempervirens, is finally starting to bloom. This has almost completely died out in the mediation circle but there are a few patches elsewhere that have thrived for many years.
Lovely photos! Today is spring but we are waiting on another winter storm early next week, I sure hope it misses us and doesn’t kill back everything that has started blooming and budding!
Recent post, Thing I Saw on my hike!
Michael, we must be in line for the same storm. Hope it disappears from the forecasts.
Happy Spring Susie! We had lovely weather today as well. Your Hyacinth is beautiful – I bet it smells nice too!
Glad you had good weather for the first day of spring also. I’ll have to check the hyacinth again for fragrance because I didn’t notice one. I only have a couple of hyacinths left over from years ago–keep meaning to add more.
Thinking of a favorite garden. From these photographs you can see why. Welcome to Spring…hold the thought.
Thanks Stepheny. I’m thinking spring, thinking spring…
Spring! The most exciting season of the year. I love white Hyacinths and Persil white Iberis.
I agree Chloris–spring is my favorite time.
Ah, spring. Everything looks so fresh.
Truth be told I was very selective in what I showed. I’m way behind on cleanup but it will get done soon I think! Have a good weekend.
Good enough! Life is a journey, right?
Enjoy the weekend, too.
So glad, your daffs recovered and you can bathe in sunshine in time for the equinox. Have a great weekend, Susie 🙂
Thanks Annette. The sunshine has been a great relief. Hope your weekend is fun too!
Happy spring to you as well! That white Hyacinth is truly luscious!
Thanks. Unfortunately this is the only one of those white Hyacinths but it certainly did well. Next fall I need to remember to plant more.
There is more bounce in your spring than in ours, but even up North things are looking up. Nice to see such lovely hyacinths and daffodils and I’m looking forward to seeing how the moss does. I’ve always liked a nice moss patch!
Glad you’re seeing things open up a bit up North. It must feel quite a relief. I’m keeping my fingers crossed the moss will make it.
I am so happy to see spring arrived for you…very slow to show here.