Spring...and winter. That's Kansas for you!

The view off our front porch this late March morning is typical spring-in-Kansas. Green grass, forsythia in full bloom – and snow gathering in the flower beds and on the pavement. We have 12 inches of the white stuff predicted for the next 24 hours. Brrrrr! But we can't complain. We'll take the moisture in any form it comes.

Dream a little dream of spring

We worked in the garden for an hour and a half this lovely middle-of-March afternoon, cutting back the rosebushes on the arbor, and the Carefree Delight rosebushes, Spirea, and Dappled Willow. Lots more work to do in both front and back yards. It's hard to believe that in a few short weeks the garden will go from this...to this!


We've been so dry! And finally, today, March 7, we got a nice shower. Not the two or three inches we would have loved, but moisture anyway. Amazing how much fresher and cleaner everything looks now. I'm trying to enjoy all the grasses because we'll be cutting them down soon. I'll miss them, but it won't be long and they'll be back spring-y and green! Can't WAIT!