Tag: spring

  • Spring: The Season of Too Many Projects

    It’s only just turned into spring out there, and already the to-do list on my refrigerator has grown to a length¬†that will require several months to complete. I’d like to say this is a surprise to me, or at least out of the ordinary, but no…sadly, it’s all too familiar. Every year I swear up,…

  • It’s SPRING!!!

    Last autumn, I heard predictions that the winter would be one of severe cold. I had my doubts about the accuracy of those predictions when we very nearly had a green Christmas, ¬†but then January set in, and holy mother of frozen wastelands, did we¬†ever¬†get cold. Then colder. Then colder still. And the worst part…

  • The State of the Garden

    Ah, glorious spring! The long weekend in May (Victoria Day) has long been held as planting day in the Ottawa region where I live. In past years, I’ve held off another week or two because of the threat of frost (eager beavers tended to have to replant tomatoes), but this year…this year was gorgeous.¬† And…

  • A Few of My Favourite Things…and An Ear-Worm

    ¬† So I’m out walking the dog along the river yesterday, and as I’m taking photos of all the lovely signs of spring, I’m trying to come up with taglines for them in case I decide to¬†post them to Facebook. And because I’m a writer, I get carried away with the whole waxing poetic thing.…

  • Ten Sure Signs of Spring

    Despite the somewhat frosty temperature outside this morning (it was -10 Celcius/14 Fahrenheit), I am convinced that spring — glorious spring! — is nearly upon us. And what brings on this sudden bout of optimism, you may ask? Ten absolutely indisputable signs, of course! Counting down: It’s now light out when I take puppy out…