On Saturday, Rick chose to set up the equipment to boil sap inside my rock garden. It made sense since there were some trees that were close together that we could use to anchor a tarp in case of rain.
We have a table and chairs set up there so we can enjoy the warmer seasons of the year in our own little corner of the northwoods.
I have several varieties of plants and flowers in this garden, and each one will bloom at a different time of year.
So I was poking around while tending my fires on that day and lo and behold, lookie what I found.
Do you see them?
3 little clusters of flowers were poking their heads up.
These are my Naked Ladies (Amaryllis belladonna) telling me that Spring was officially here!
I love these flowers because they are so unique (well, to me anyway).
In late spring, their leaves will die back to the bulb. Then in mid-summer and fall the bulb will produce 4-inch clusters of flowers.
Aren’t they pretty? (photo courtesy of Google Images).
It’s little things like this that bring a smile to my face.
Usually my crocuses are the first to bloom, but up until this last weekend, they were still covered under 6 inches of snow.
So I will be patiently waiting and watching for those outside my window.