Spring comes late, at least to my way of thinking, in our neck of the woods. However it appears to finally be here. Of course spring here always includes "unexpected" snows mixed in with beautiful warm days (sometimes on the same day). Over the past weeks Chris has been giving our orchard a much needed prune. Today I slipped out and gathered a few of the prunings in hopes that I can "force" them indoors. My container has pear, cherry, and apple. There are also peach, apricot, and plum out there and I may go get some of them as well.
Several weeks ago I was at Wal-Mart looking for blooming house plants (a wasted effort) but came across tulip, daffodil, and hyacinth bulbs planted to bloom soon. Here are the first of my blooms.