The difference in a year
Isn’t it funny the difference a year makes? This weekend a year ago we had a delightful fall of snow, but this year it is a glorious (almost) spring day.
The garden is waking up with buds budding, bees buzzing, birds nesting, daffodils flowering and a certain degree of warmth in the air (think low C teen temps).
Now I’ll admit that I’m not known as the gardener in the family, (did you hear the guffaw from the Mathematician?) but I do appreciate the garden and I love wandering around taking note, and the odd photo, of what’s happening out there.
I tend to think of myself as the bee who buzzes around the garden rather than be the worker bee. Or maybe I am the Queen Bee who bosses everyone around – yes that’s more like it!
The difference in an hour’s drive
The difference an hour’s drive makes also hit me this week. We had to go to Wagga Wagga 110kms drive away for a medical appointment. Please note the whole of our state, NSW, is in lockdown and and we can only leave the house for a few reasons – medical appointments, to get vaccinated or tested for COVID, essential shopping, exercise and work if we are an essential worker. I believe I am essential but as I’m not working outside the home then I can’t leave my home.
So we drove to Wagga, and you’ll be pleased to know I dressed up. I put on a real dress, with a matching scarf, opaque stocking and knee high boots. I looked pretty swish if I do say so myself. The Mathematician took one look at me, raised his eyebrow and said, you do know you won’t be leaving the car don’t you? to which I replied, yes but I wanted to make an effort and change out of my usual uniform of leggings, jumpers and ugg boots. It was his medical appointment and I was the designated driver – he couldn’t be trusted to drive home after having drops in his eyes. I stayed in the car throughout his appointment and then got to drive home, what a lovely day out we had!
But the point of this rambling story is to tell you that all the trees in Wagga were blossoming, I kept exclaiming – look at that magnolia tree, it’s fully out and those trees are full of pink and white blossoms. It was such a different state of affairs to our garden just an hour up the road! We are at an altitude of over 700mt and Wagga is much lower at 180mt, so that has something to do with it. We have massive frosts and periodically get snow up here, harking back to this time last year and so yes it’s a different world at times!
Going Gaga in the Garden
So in true style I wandered around the garden soaking up the almost spring sunshine, and took a few photos for this post for #SundayStills. Without further ado here are a selection of my favourites:
Click on this slideshow for more snowdrops:
The daffodils are slowly opening up and I have managed to pick a few to bring inside for a pop of colour.
Talking of colour did you see my recent Sunday Stills post where I shared some more flowers in the garden photos in my Cover Me in Sunshine post? I included the inside of a daffodil just for a different perspective.
So there you have it, I am officially starting to get excited about spring’s arrival but I also don’t rule out that we could have another cold snap before long, complete with snow. The world has gone a tad crazy lately so anything is possible.
I still have my magnificent magnolia to open up. At the moment it’s still tightly furled up, but any day now the buds will start to unfurl and I’ll go even more gaga! (I admit I had to check that ‘furl’ was even a word).
I do hope you’ve enjoyed my garden post for this week’s #SundayStills. I’m now off outside to enjoy the fabulous sunny day and my garden.
Terri is having a break from #SundayStills this week, and Natalie has kindly taken over hosting duties. Make sure you visit Natalie to see her post and her wonderful photos. It’s always interesting to see what others are posting for the prompts too.
Next week Sunday Stills is Afloat, hosted by Natalie the Explorer.
Thanks for stopping by and enjoying my garden with me. Take care!
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A tragic accident at age 17, resulting in a Bravery Award from the Queen, didn’t deter Debbie from travelling the world. A young retiree, after being made redundant from her 22 year career managing education programs in a men’s correctional centre, she now loves reading, blogging, riding her ebike and a good cup of tea! Also known as Granny Debs to her 4 grandchildren.
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