April
30 - 2008

Signs of spring

It’s a gorgeous day here in Denver. Currently 76 degrees, with all the signs of spring — despite a forecast of snow later this week.

The tulips are coming into their glory.

tulips

The crabapple tree is just wrapping its flowers up; soon they’ll rain down into the yard.

crabapple

The baby apple trees are covered with blooms.

apple

Even the cherry tree is trying to get in on the game.

cherry blossom

The strawberries have awakened and are starting to bloom.

strawberries

The spinach is growing; we ate our first batch on Sunday.

spinach

The lettuce is well on its way.

lettuce

The onions are getting taller.

onions

Even the dog’s pet hippo is out sunbathing today.

hippo

It’s hard to believe that in the next day or two, things will be soggy and slushy and dark.

At least inside, life goes on — the seedlings are raising their anemic-looking heads (this is pumpkin and okra and, at the far left, scarlet runner bean).

seedlings

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