First day of spring

Bee's eye view of a crocus

Bee's eye view of a crocus

Whereas I saw a honeybee today, as it cruised along checking out the crocuses;

Garlic is a spring bulb, too.

Garlic is a spring bulb, too.

Whereas last year in November or maybe even December I stuck a few cloves of garlic in the ground, and they too are coming up;

Compost tumbler about to be emptied

Compost tumbler about to be emptied

Whereas the compost tumblers I filled last fall have cooked down their contents to a third the volume;

Compost cooked to the bottom of the tumbler

Compost cooked to the bottom of the tumbler

Whereas it was a beautiful mild day and the warmest day of the week;
I declare today, March 18, the first real day of spring 2009 in Boston.

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About Pam Phillips

I am a writer and gardener. I never cease to be amazed by the wonder and beauty of bees.
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