Also, in my first official "Growing Challenge" update, I finally got my mesclun salad mix into the ground this weekend as well. I'm not sure if the spot I chose for it will be too sunny or not sunny enough, but I guess I'll find out!
The main reason for this post, however, is that I wanted to share with you a few of my favorite things about spring in the Pacific Northwest. After you check out my list -- with photos taken using our fancy new camera, yay! -- be sure to share your OWN list of favorite spring things in the comments! (As you can probably tell from these photos, by the way, the clouds have rolled back in here in Seattle today. Darn!)
Daffodils in the front yard
Flowering quince beginning to flower!
Blueberry buds -- so exciting! (We just planted blueberries last year, so I was really excited to see them looking really good already!)
The red rhododendron just bloomed yesterday -- so pretty!
Pink dogwood buds -- hoping we get lots of blooms this year, as we've had a couple of years now where it hasn't really bloomed normally (dogwood post coming soon!).
And, of course, the most entertaining thing in the yard every spring: Spouses With Power Tools!