A Glint of Gold

Last weekend the gardening season began! A sore back was the price to pay, and I paid gladly!

“All my hurts my garden spade can heal”

Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803-1882

I hope Mr Emerson was right. I have a lot of work ahead of me!

I have begun to remove the insulating layer of autumn leaves and debris in my flower garden. It’s always a race against time to get it done before the first small bulbs start sprouting!

Apart from the welcome smell of earth and the birds singing – no, shouting! – their hearts out, I think the best moment was when I uncovered this:

Or was it when I discovered this?

Or this?

No, I think it was the crocus! (Click on the photos to see the detail!)

What’s growing in your garden?

11 thoughts on “A Glint of Gold

  1. This time of the year is so exciting! Just today I spent some time doing the very same thing: removing last years growth and finding all those fresh new shoots of green. I love that yellow crocus.
    Great post, as always, Cathy. 🙂

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