DH and I will be leading a drive for the car club in a couple of weeks, so we needed to drive the route ahead of time to be sure it is still a good route. Roads have a way of closing when you aren’t prepared from winter rock slides. So, we got on the Blue Ridge Parkway and headed north towards the Black Mountains. I think there is beauty in the architecture of the bare tree limbs, especially with a clear blue sky behind.
My new camera takes great shots on the move. In the distance, you can see a part of the Black Mountain range covered with snow at the top. Can you see the white in the picture below? That is snow, not clouds.
Along the parkway, snow is still clinging to the ground.
We turned off the parkway before we could get closer, but I managed one last photo of the distant mountain snow.
Arriving home, the garden is starting to emerge. The irises are starting to poke up in their new bed.
The tulips are starting to come up too.
A surprise in the hosta bed, my little clump of crocus have come up. They’ll open up in a day or two.
One little squash plant remains in my seed starting pots. The others withered and I don’t know why.
The herbs are doing good though!
The amaryllis is almost two feet tall! It is going to bloom for the third year, and I am thrilled. This was the plant a week ago.
Now the flower bud is beginning to open.
I adore white flowers, and I couldn’t resist this hyacinth. Of course, the bulb vase was a nice extra.
My farmer’s almanac says that March is a good time to plant root crops and leafy vegetables on the 23-27th. Maybe I’ll try to grow some more lettuce this year, and perhaps some carrots. I just hope the bears stay out of them.
What are you planning for your garden this year?