Wednesday, February 18, 2009

First Crocus Blooms

Look what was outside my window, after last night's snow had melted away - Spring's first crocus, cheerily opening up protected from marauding chickens by the wire laid down over the herb bed. After things had dried out a bit more this afternoon, the dog and I got out for a walk in the sun.

Thursday, February 19, was also my scheduled day to write for the Simple Green Frugal Co-op blog, so I spent the morning getting that together and online. I say it "was" my day, because the blog was originally set up in Australia and this morning was already tomorrow there. I found it frustrating at first, trying to time my postings correctly, until I found this colorful little real-time website. The Sun Clock option is pretty cool too. Anyway, after thinking about the recent wildfires in Australia I thought I'd write about preparing to evacuate in an emergency wildfire situation. We've gotten that dreaded knock on our door twice, had to leave once, and watched a few more times as flames covered our hillsides. So I do know a bit about the numb brainlock that can strike at such a time, and why it's best to have things written out and prepared ahead of time.

6 comments:

Valerie said...

We are seeing those peeping up their little heads too. I always forget to go over to the simple green coop. I will try to be better.

Annette said...

I planted crocus' in the fall - need to begin looking for them!

SUGAMAMA'S CAFE' said...

Oh to see a flower from the frozen ground... Thanks for some sunny yellow colors..

Nancy M. said...

That's enough to lift your spirits right there. Spring and renewed life! I enjoyed your article on the other blog also. Scary, but necessary information.

Annodear said...

Hey! Love that photo! Hope springs eternal :-)

And love that "current time around the world" website, too!! Thanks for that.

livinginalocalzone said...

That just brought a smile to my face and the motivation to hang in there during these middle-of-winter days. Thank you for sharing :-)