Thursday, May 2, 2013

Yay! It's... umm... May?

A confusion of tulips.
May 2 and all is green around us. Seeds are popping up. Leaf buds explode on the trees. Flowers, flowers, flowers.

More confused tulips.
And it is, well, snowing. Right this moment. Snowing.

I said... SNOWING.

Yesterday I ran around barefoot, wearing a short-sleeve shirt and sweated while I worked (rabbit fences around the strawberries). Today, a fire in the stove and snow shovel at ready.

Unusual, yes. Abnormal for Kansas? Not so much.

All of the little tomato, eggplant and pepper plants have been brought inside until spring comes back again. I am wondering when I will be able to put them in the ground.

The asparagus finally showed up the last two days -- four whole spears. The fruit trees were in bloom and, well, we'll see what happens. I keep checking the weather forecast and going, "What the....?" Then check it again later to see if it's just a big hoax. But I see the snow. OK. It's real. Monday and Tuesday the temps will be more May-like.... well, maybe more mid-April-like. Warmer, all the same. And we are getting moisture, much needed, much beloved moisture.

So it's coming as snow and sleet. Oh, well.
These guys must wait for warmer weather.