No Gardening Yet!

Spring garden fever has started to set in here at Goneaway Quilting!  Yesterday in the mail I received a catalog from a seed and plant company.   So pretty, the cover had Creeping Red Sedum, Asparagus, Blackberries…. all sorts of things to tempt the gardener to venture forth.

But alas, Mother Nature has decreed there will be no gardening done yet!  Although the road is clear (what I can see of it from my front yard), and the driveway is mostly clear (there’s still one ice patch at the top of the hill); my garden area is nowhere near workable.  Heck, it’s hardly walkable!

See how the front yard is clear?  And the north side of the house where the big garden is, well that’s not snow exactly.  Underneath there is a layer of snow still probably, but the top of it is covered by really nasty stuff.  Nasty stuff that, in all honesty, terrifies me.  What is on top you ask as it doesn’t look like anything but snow?   It’s more of this:

ICE!   Yes, we still have ice in areas.  Ice on the north side of the house, ice in the gardens, ice on my azaleas and evergreens:

Ice on the back step to the yard and gardens, nasty, nasty ice!

The weatherman says that by Tuesday we will be in the low 50’s with rain!!!!!   Wonderful, wonderful RAIN!!!!!    Oh the excitement, it might actually finish melting and wash away all this nasty ice!!!

In the meantime I’ll have to satisfy my gardening desires by fixing a hot beverage and browsing that catalogue I received yesterday and dreaming of the day it’s warm enough to open the pool.

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