Never yet was a springtime, when the buds forgot to bloom.”…Margaret Elizabeth Sangster


When we were planning the year/month/weeks/day for Photo-a-Day, I had envisioned my yard moving beautifully to spring colors and green, making a lovely inspiration for today’s blog:  yard.  Alas, it is not so green, there is not so much as a bud on the peonies, and the lattice that I had anticipated being lush with new clematis growth stands bare.  So, rather than take a photo to use with today’s post, I am posting a photo taken last year about a week later than today’s date.

I am confident that the spector of winter 2013-2014 will eventually become only a memory, but it lingers on in the delayed spring here in the tundra.  Perennials are God’s promise that he is mindful of us-aware that after a long, hard winter with its drab landscape, our souls long for the grace and beauty of spring.



Last summer and fall, my son and grandson partnered with me to make a major overhaul in our 25 year old landscape. Shrubbery trimmed or removed, perennials split and relocated, hosta gardens created, vertical gardening created with wooden lattices-you get the idea-we reworked every square inch of the yard. I am waiting with bated breath to see how it will look this spring and summer-making me even more impatient with the winter that will not end. 

Share your yard and gardening experiences with us….