Sunday, March 22, 2009

Happy Spring!

The storks weren't back yet from their winter homes when I was in Poland, but I did manage to acquire a couple for my mantle anyway. To me, storks are spring, and the one thing that reminds me most of Poland.

I borrowed this picture from Wikipidia.
I forced some early signs of spring at home:

And what's more spring-like than starting seeds? The tomatoes are up, as are marjoram and carnations. Peppers are a no-show to date. I still have to track down my seeds from last year, and I am hoping that I won't have to turn the house upside down to locate them. Don't tell anyone, but I may not be the most organized person in town.

Here is Sam guarding my March Sweater Madness sweater. Progress has been pitifully slow. Last night I finally finished another ball of ALaFloss Lopi. You'd think that this thing would fly now that I'm working with 80 stitches less. And it's not like the cables are difficult. I know I'm going to like the finished product. I just have to make myself finish the darned thing.


lexa said...

I can't wait til the weather warms up and I can go out and start working on my veggie garden. I've got eight or nine tractor trailer tires to use this year. I think six are going to house tomatoes. (The boss says the rubber will draw the heat well, and I'll get tomatoes early.) There are two or three more that I may use for flowers elsewhere in the yard.

Ali P said...

Tires are excellent hot raised beds for peppers or eggplat too...anything that requires the heat.
Loved the springyness, Basia.

Dorothy said...

Like the kitty guarding the sweater. :)
And the storks are what I was picturing.

Pam said...

Yay Spring! Those storks are so neat.

Sigrun said...

When I was a little girl in Austria, we had storks and nests just like your picture. But I could never figure out how they brought my baby sister.