We worked in the front flower garden yesterday. Our home faces west and our neighbor to the west has a huge oak tree. All fall and winter that tree loses leaves and they blow our way. We raked in the fall but yesterday there was a ton more! They also blow up the driveway and swirl around and land right by our kitchen door. That all got swept out and those we allowed to get blown towards the creek! It was a windy day yesterday. Otherwise between cutting a few things back, pulling up some weeds and scooping up the leaves we had 3 wheelbarrows full!
It is lovely to see the tulips poking up through the soil. I wish they would be in bloom by Sunday but it will be several weeks yet. We also need to mulch soon!
The birds are singing and busily going about their business in the front yard.
Soon a small bird family will make their home in this cute bird house.
I may need to move this bird house. I want to use 12x12 inch pavers to make a sitting area in this section of the garden. It is in an awkward space and mostly gets weeds that must be pulled! I can envision a small table and chairs in this space. In the photo below, taken a few weeks ago at dusk, it would be down at the far end of the garden just past the front door. It would allow for us to enjoy the flowers in this front garden by giving us a place to sit rather than just sit on the steps.
I love dreaming about ways to make our home a space that is warm and welcoming, outside as well as inside!
So, what is your definitive sign of spring where you live?