The robins came and then came the snow
Springtime at 7300 feet is always a rollercoaster ride weather wise. We get 70 degree days followed by 2 feet of snow at least once every April and even most Mays. This year is no exception. My blogging friend Jean at Dig, Grow, Compost, Blog left a comment for me today on my Hoping for Hummingbirds post. She wanted to know if the hummingbirds have made it here yet, and how my spring is progressing. So this post is for you Jean, and several others who have been asking about my posts and what I've been up to.
The outside dining is put on hold for another week or two
The patio furniture went out on the deck two weeks ago,
now it's covered with 20 inches of snow
As far as my gardens, well they have been mostly cleaned out. For me this means taking out all the long pine needles that fell over the winter, cutting down the dead plants left standing last fall, and lighting raking with my hands or rubber rake. The pine needles are going to a client's house to use as mulch, and the rest went on the compost pile. I don't have any pictures at the moment, hopefully next week the snow will be gone and the perennials will be glad for the moisture.
The hummingbird feeder will soon be here instead of the snow!
And for all of you wondering about the hummingbirds, last year they arrived a week early which was around May 1st. I will surely let you know as soon as they arrive as they are my favorite part of spring.