So, okay. These pictures weren't taken on March 1st, but rather March 2nd. (As usual, I'm a little slow.)
I got it into my head yesterday that I should take a picture of my raised bed part of the garden on the first of each month from now until the end of this coming gardening season. Just to chronicle what a difference in the landscape a few months can make. Looking out of a window in Papa Pea's upstairs office, I think I captured the whole area of the raised beds. (Please excuse the corner of the roof line that insisted on being in the picture.)
Raised beds, you say? What raised beds? It took nearly to the end of our winter season for the beds to be totally covered, but covered they are now. (The box-like structure in the back of the picture is a compost bin which is about three feet high.) What will the same scene look like on April 1st? Stay tuned.
This was one section of our driveway when we took a walk out yesterday to our mailbox.
Certain parts of the driveway melt sooner than others. The gravel showing in this picture was actually dry. Papa Pea commented that's the way you like to see snow and ice melt. Slowly and drying out as it disappears. Unfortunately, that doesn't usually happen. Most often (and I'm sure it will be the case most everywhere this year) we have to slog our way through the dreaded Mud Season with plenty of the gooey-gloppy stuff in abundance.
How does the landscape around your place look currently? From some of your pictures recently, I've seen both spring flowers blooming and lush, green grass showing and, from those of you in the northeast, three feet of new snow!