Monday, March 7, 2011

Ask And Ye Shall Receive

Okay, it’s not quite spring yet, but we had our first little taste of it.

All last week we were having cold weather and snow flurries. A bright spot was when this came in the mail on Wednesday…


Oh the anticipation!


Still, it was looking like gardening season was a long way off. I think the deer agree with me.


But on Friday it started to warm up. And in the space of a few days we went from this:



To this:



It’s truly amazing how quickly the snow disappears once the weather warms up.

I was feeling pretty crappy all last week. Exhausted, headachey, stiff neck and shoulders. I wasn’t quite sure what was causing what, but it was a long week. I got 10 hours of sleep on Saturday night though, and yesterday I finally felt better. I headed out and about to do some errands, and thoroughly enjoyed the warm day.

This morning I was wakened half an hour earlier than I wanted to be so that Husband could tell me that another neighborhood cat had managed to get itself trapped inside our fence.

The first time happened about 3(?) weeks ago, at 9:00 on a snowy Sunday night. I spent an hour crawling around the yard (the snow was seriously too deep to walk in, crawling was easier) trying to figure out how to get the cat out. I had visions of it being stuck in there still spring. I dug out the gate, but it was frozen shut. That time the cat finally got out by climbing the cherry tree.

This time, due to the warm days we’ve had, I was able to open the gate and set the poor critter free. Then I checked out the fence and found a spot where the fencing had come away from the fence pole and fixed it. Hopefully that will be the end of strange felines inside the fence.

Tomorrow the temperature is suppose to start dropping down again, but I think, just maybe, I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Spring is coming.


the Bag Lady said...

I'm jealous that you've had enough warmth to melt the snow that much! It is -27C here this morning.

Sagan said...

Spring better be coming!! I'm so tired of winter.

JavaChick said...

Bag Lady - we do still have plenty of snow, but the difference on the deck was so dramatic; it made me happy.

Sagan - Agreed! Spring can't come soon enough.

The Merry said...

I know the feeling... I'm almost starting to believe in the faint, almost unbelievable, possibility that spring might be thinking about showing up.

MizFit said...

checking back in on you and hoping that youre a wee bit MIA because spring has SPRUNG and youre off playing :)

Charlotte said...

I feel your weather woes! There's still tons of snow here too. Is it just me or has this winter been longer than usual? Or more brutal? Or maybe I'm just older;) Yay for new seeds:)

Crabby McSlacker said...

Hoping spring is making it's way towards your neck of the woods? You've sure earned it!

JavaChick said...

Merry - hang on! It's coming. :)

MizFit - I did get out and play a bit last Sunday because it was so nice out! Looking forward to more.

Charlotte - winter started a little late in these parts, but once it got here it was definitely brutal. Not as cold as it can sometimes get, but we had record amounts of snow.

Crabby - Thanks! I think we deserve a fabulous spring and summer this year! :)