You guys! We've got a garden!
The heavy hand of winter is receding and the sun is filling in the shady spaces it has left. We've had a lot of rain lately but this weekend the skies were blue and the sun was radiant. Suddenly, things are flowering, blooming, leafing. Where there was dirt there is greenery, where there were branches there are buds, where there was crappy lawn there is less crappy lawn!
The garden we planted in the late fall at my parents' place has started to take off in earnest and we've started to enjoy the fruits (vegetables) of our labor. The first harvestable crop was lettuce: bunches of arugula and butter lettuce only just breaking out of their spicy late winter malaise, but now there's this:
Suddenly we have more radishes than we quite know what to do with. Rad ass radishes, yo!
I apologize, it's exciting.
Soon, we'll have beets and spinach, tall stalks of brussels sprouts, baskets of stockton red onions and fresh heads of garlic. Not to mention all the cat plants that have started to produce fruit. Note, you have to pick these early or they turn into lions and crap and then it's like illegal to eat them.
Congratulations,California, you made it through your two and a half months of temperate winter unscathed.
Meanwhile, back in Ithaca, snowicanes!