Sunday, 11 March 2012

Out and about

The last couple of days were decidedly chilly, but today a warm spell has started, which is supposed to last for the next 2 weeks.  This afternoon it reached a very pleasant 14 degrees, and on Thursday it is forecast to hit a high of 20 degrees, which is very surprising for this time of year.   Given these milder conditions, I've moved some of the dormant plants out from the basement into the garden, including my slumbering fig and rosemary bushes - it would be nice to think they will get an early start and that perhaps I'll have an early crop of figs this year.  Fingers crossed!  I may be being overly optimistic - we typically don't get these types of temperatures until at least mid April.
Here are a few pics from my neighbourhood stroll in Mimico today.
pussy willows 
scarlet stems of dogwood

Not sure what type of tree this was, but the buds were very fuzzy and cute

brilliant yellow colouring on willow trees

Humber Bay Park

The view back towards my house

The big TO

Beachy view


  1. I do like a beachy view, I must say!

  2. Oooh, spring came early this year, sooo unlike last year. And I am not even back in Canada to enjoy it for another month.

    1. Things should be getting nice and green by the time you are back. Hopefully we'll have a warm and not so wet spring this year!