And the award for first bulb blooming in my backyard this spring goes to... wild crocus!
I picked 18 of these tiny bulbs up in the fall of 2015. The first year (first 2 pictures above) they were lovely, but only 5 flowers.
Their second spring came in mid March of 2017, this time with 10 blooms. They started opening on Monday, right after I left for work for the day, and then closed again by the time I got home. I rather suspected I was going to miss them entirely, but they were still going strong on Saturday and Sunday, which is when the middle row of pictures were taken. Then the next day, we got a big snow storm and they sat under 6 inches of snow until the following Sunday, when it finally melted off. At first they were all flattened and sorry looking, bottom left, but with a few hours of sunshine, they perked up, bottom right. By the next day they were gone. Until we meet again, next year!
|Quilted Scrappy Duffel|
I had a drawer full of random calico scraps and a need for a roomy bag, so I set myself a challenge: make a duffel bag without buying a single thing new
|Taking down a 10 foot foundation planting|
Clearly, it was too big, and too close to the garage and adjacent path. But how to get it out with the least amount of fuss and expense?
|DIY Kitchen Cart|
I looked everywhere for a kitchen cart just the right width and height and depth to fit in the spot between the stove and the fridge, and also around the gas pipe that comes out of the floor towards the back of the space. Finally I gave up and DIYed.