Friday, May 1, 2009

Spring is in the Eye of the Beholder

Enough is enough. I'm sick and tired of reading blogs about your hot weather and your gardens going in and your spring flowers looking pretty. Just because I live in Alaska doesn't mean ice flows through my veins. I'm human! If you prick me, do I not bleed? And then cuss you out for pricking me like that?

Go ahead. Tell me all about your stupid blossoming trees . . . 

I've got this beauty to look at.

You can rhapsodize all you want about your lush lawn . . . 

. . . I've got moss. That's right.
It's green!

And don't forget the lichen. I'll bet MY lichen is browner than YOUR lichen. Or maybe it's yellower? Oh, who cares, it's lichen, baby!

I've got a garden, too, you know. And it's full of . . . 

. . . rhubarb?

Yeah, yeah. You've got your tulips and lilies and daffodils. So what?

I've got flowers, too.

On a serious note, though, I am wondering about my tulip situation. Today's May 1, and the snow is off the ground with temperatures reaching into the low 60s (a good sign for Alaskan gardeners). With an awesome spring like this, I should have tulips growing thick in front of all my windows, but for some reason none of them have shown up this year.

They probably died because of the unusually cold winter. Maybe they got confused from the crazier-than-normal freeze/thaw cycle we experienced, started to sprout, and then froze. Although, now that I think of it, the lack of tulips might be due to my never having planted the bulbs I bought last fall.

They're still sitting in a mesh bag on a shelf in the garage.

Dinner last night: pizza


Unknown said...

So you hate hearing about my lush, green garden, huh? Just wait till this summer when it has been 109 for two solid months and I am bitching and moaning. Then you can taunt me a little. Not a lot, just a little. I left you an award on my blog. Hopefully that makes up for your bitterness about our weather.

Heather~sheaaa6 said...

lol.....found myself snickering at this post. Loved all the pictures. :) Especially the flowers on your mantle. :)

Lana@The Kids Did WHAT?! said...

You're too cute! Love your flowers. I bet they last through the winter too, eh? ;)

Is it too late to plant your bulbs? I have no clue about things like that. No green thumb here!

Helene said...

Ugh, I just posted a comment and I'm not sure if it went through or not. Okay, so here I go again...don't be too envious of our nice weather...we're back to doom and gloom again with gray skies and rain.

I love tulips but I'd probably kill them if I even attempted to grow them so I'll have to enjoy yours through pictures!

Michele said...

Hmm.... just this afternoon I was mentally composing a post about how the lawn, trees and shrubs are finally more green than brown, and how refreshing everything was today. We had a gentle rain and a pleasantly cool afternoon, but still warm enough for the kids to play in the rain. I sat on the porch swing reading my Bible while listening to the sounds of the kids playing. I've had some depressing, overwhelming days lately, but this afternoon my heart was filled with joy and praise, and it felt so good.

But now I'm afraid that if I post that, you'll cuss me out.

Re: the tulips - LOL, the story of my life!!!

Scribbit said...

I've got my rhubarb coming up too!

glitzen said...

Ha ha, sing it sister! I hear ya, I'm sick of all the lush flower/lawn/blossoms stories too. Haruumph. We got moose and dried dog poo. so there!