I recently overheard a conversation in which 3 older gentlemen were complaining about the lack of sunshine. One gentleman proclaimed that there have been only 17 days this winter in which the sun was apparent for even a short while. That makes for a very gloomy winter. I believe the statistics show that Seattle Washington sees more sunshine than West Michigan. So, on a beautiful clear morning I took these pictures of the sun shinning through the trees on the snow that had been dumped the night before in a snow storm. Within a few hours we lost the sun to cloud cover again.
|Sunrise through the sassafras.|
The 2013 gardening season has officially begun for us. I started 12 varieties of seeds in my seed tray this week. Included in that list are: 2 varieties of onions, 3 varieties of parsley, 3 varieties of chives, 2 varieties of cabbage, pansies, and lavender. I used Popsicle sticks written in pencil to label my rows. I used to put germination time and dates on them, but have gotten lazy and now only put the name of the seed and number planted if less than a full row.