Signs of Spring…A Peace Country Pictorial!

For the entire month of April the forecast kept predicting temperatures in the plus double digits…the only problem was it was always for the next week.Ā What came instead was cold and snow and more taunting predictions for next week. The only time we actually hit double digits it was on the minus side. We are a pretty forgiving and optimistic bunch but enough is enough!

Yesterday it finally happenedĀ – plus 14! Yeah! However the wind was ferocious gusting to 72 km per hour. I spotted the cover to my cold frameĀ that managed to stay in place all winter, tangled up in the raspberry bushes. The forecast is calling for snow, rain and temperatures as low as minus 8. Boo! Hiss! Let’s hope they’re wrong this time as well.

I blew around the garden, did a bit of pruning and snapped a few promising pictures. Here areĀ a few of the things I saw in my Peace Country garden that said SPRING!

This is why I love bulbs and perennials! If there is a more exciting sight than the first spears of growth pushing their way through last fall's leaves I haven't seen it.

This is why I love bulbs and perennials! If there is a more exciting sight than the first spears of growth pushing their way through last fall’s leaves I haven’t seen it.

Taken only steps from our house a mosaic of moose leavings...to the compost pile it shall go!

Taken only steps from our house a mosaic of moose leavings…to the compost pile it shall go!

Shades of orange, pink and lemon a rhubarb unfurls...goodbye snow hello spring!

In glowing shades of orange, pink and lemon a rhubarb hatches…goodbye snow hello spring!

Great Gobs of Gumbo sucking at my boots...gotta be spring!

Great Gobs of Gumbo sucking at my boots…gotta be spring!