Friday, February 29, 2008

Leaping Day

Yipeeee, if every Leap Year had a day like today I would be leaping for joy and wanting it every year. The prompt for Illustration Friday was leap of course. I couldn't resist this one.

Today was a lovely 54 degrees with a slight breeze. I got so much accomplished in the garden today. The very best was that I found the first crocus of the year budded up. Just look at that sun and look at those little buds. This is more like it!! Another day of sunshine and I will have an actual bloom. Can't wait, can't wait.
Even the little sedum was all pumped up. I am not sure what kind of sedum this is. It was a tiny little piece that hitch hiked in with another plant. I like the red coloring so it gets to stay.


  1. Hooray for the first crocus. It didn't get quite as warm here, but it was certainly a lovely, sunny day. Looking forward to more and warmer days like these! A good day for leaping.

    Carol, May Dreams Gardens

  2. I'm so glad you had a good day today!

    It was warmer, but still too cold for me to be out. Thankfully most of the snow melted. I still don't see a crocus.

  3. 54 degrees is a very respectable spring temperature. It sounds like a great day for you. Glad you had fun!

  4. You were much warmer than us Lisa. We had a wet cold and windy day with strong winds overnight, brrrr! Lovely to see your first crocus, sooooo exciting.
    That little sedum is really pretty, I shall try to find out what it is, I would like to grow it in my alpine trough. If you find out would you be so kind as to let me know.
    Happy gardening, hope the sun still shines.

  5. The temperature was pushing seventy degrees here today, but snow is in our forecast for Monday --not that I put a great deal of store in long range weather forecasts.

    Congratulations on your crocus.

  6. Hip hip hooray for your crocus. Fifty four degrees is perfect gardening weather IMHO, not too hot, a light jacket, sun shining, birds singing. So glad you found your crocus up.

    Frances at Faire Garden

  7. I can't tell you how happy I was to find this Carol. I looked back into my garden journals and I usually have crocus in mid February. I was worried.

    Hang in there Robin. It surely won't be much longer.

    Thanks Pam.

    Hi Cheryl. This little sedum came in a pot of steppables so maybe the garden center will have it again this year and I can find out what it is. It is growing in the log planter we have so it should do well where you want to plant it.

    Thanks Marvin.

    You are so right about the temperature Frances. I couldn't hardly stay inside yesterday. It was a glorious day. I can sort of 'feel' it today. ha..

  8. Oh spring has leaped into your life. How beautiful and a great sign of hope!

  9. Lisa, Blogger just blew up my last comment. If there are duplicates please simply delete one of them.

    I loved the leaping crocus -- what a delightful painting! I see many of us bloggers took advantage of leap day didn't we?



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