It is two weeks till the vernal equinox, but the slow creep of warmth and growth that begins after the holidays here has blossomed into, well, blossoms. Yesterday was the first day the sun felt warm and today was the first day the air felt comfortable and sweet.
Wild plums are in full bloom outside my windows, a nice view while nursing. They were covered in busy honeybees today. And the apricot buds are opening. Hopefully the weather won’t be too cold or wet for too long at a stretch and we will have a good crop this year.
Today my baby came out in the garden with me for the first time. I pushed him along in his stroller while I weeded and harvested mache, arugula, lettuce, chervil and rhubarb. There are also chives, spinach and the last of the brussels sprouts to be had.