While You Were Sleeping

I have been looking forward to this day for over a year.  The true mark of spring,  and the reward for all the hard work my folks and I did to get this far.

The forsythia woke up last night! These are just the earliest blooms, but I think they are gorgeous in a wee and subtle way.

[And, yes, the roof is my next house project.]

I have not seen these bushes in full bloom since we Pop planted them a couple of years ago.  During their first full winter, they were crushed by 6′ of snow, and I was not here last winter.  Thank you, Mother Nature, for giving me such a brilliant display this year!

There are some new additions to my front garden this year as well.  I bought a variety of bulbs last summer but didn’t get them into the ground until late December/early January.  I was sure they did not have enough time in the ground to do whatever it is they do down there, but I guess I was wrong.  I found these little beauties as well this week .

I didn’t pay attention to what I was planting where.  And since I’ve never dealt with bulbs before, I don’t recognize any of them.  So I’m just going to make a wild guess at this time and say muscari (left), crocus (right), and tulip (below left).

If anyone actually knows the answer, please chime in.  Or not.  I love surprises and don’t mind waiting to find out in person.

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