Perhaps you heard that yesterday was one of those early spring days that make us forget about winter, at least for the moment.
High temperatures were in the upper 60's, with an official high temperature of 67 F.
I wore sunscreen. I worked in the garden. I broke out in a sweat. In other words, I had a great time.
I also spent some time just looking around and visiting the nooks and crannies of the garden, making a mental list of what I want to do this spring.
I found several more crocuses in bloom. I now have more crocus in bloom than I can count on two hands. Dozens more should be blooming in the next few weeks.
The sky was beautiful.
And I think I saw just a hint of yellow on this ''Gold Tide' Forsythia shrub. Do you see the yellow?
I also found this unusual "trail" in the lawn.
What is it? The migratory path of some snakes? I hope not. I have never encountered a snake in the garden in all the years I've been gardening. I don't know what I would do if I did see a snake. Scream? Recoil? Run? Strike it down with a hoe? What would you do?
Maybe it is a new tiny fault line? I hope not. In Indiana, we don't experience too much measurable seismic activity, though we did feel a tremor in the spring of 1987.
Or maybe it is just a path created by some water running off from somewhere to someplace?
Now I hope you don't have the impression that I spent the whole day just wandering around all wide-eyed like a tourist in my own garden.
Not me! I gardened. I cleaned up a lot of the perennials in the back garden area, carting several wheelbarrow loads of trimmings back to the compost bins. And I started to tear out a bed of ribbon grass that has got to go. I got a good start on it but I am far from done, so if anyone wants to help, just holler over the fence or come on over.
Tomorrow, in fact late tonight, we will be back to winter again. The good news is the winter days are now numbered and soon we will have more days like these. In the meantime, this 'teaser day' was just what we needed to give us hope for spring.