Sunday, March 30, 2014

Signs of Spring through the Mud

It's coming back to us why we usually come home to Washington State in mid-April to late April.  We were fortunate to come home to the warmest day so far this year and lots of sunshine.  That was last Monday.  Since then, it has rained every single day - often ALL day.  This morning we got a little break so I went out for a walk to see what might be looking like Spring.
I didn't have to go far to find the Forsythia in full bloom,
daffodils
heather,
rhododendron
and even salmon berry bushes.

Iris and lilies are all poking out of the ground.
Pairs of ducks on the lake - hooded Mergansers here, but lots of Buffleheads too.

There is a small lake at the end of the strawberry patch,
But I don't wait for the ground to dry out to start the garden!