Two days of solid rain and other than next to driveways and parking lots where large piles exist, we are almost without snow….finally. I have been in the Western Upper Peninsula for over nine years, and it taken nearly that to figure out that there is no figuring out when spring will arrive and it is safe to plant. At this point, I never put anything outdoors or even in pots outdoors until the first week of June. I have had too many negative surprises with late frost or even snow into May.. Winter is our longest season, leaving us an exceptionally short growing season. Many of my favorite annuals that I would plant with my perennials in southwestern michigan, simply do not have enough time to mature here. This too I have learned the hard way. Will be traveling to California to see my newest granddaughter, Rose, in July.. Looking forward to taking the 4x5 pinhole, Polaroid SX-70, and Rolleicord Vb to photography her and the landscape.
“The best proof of love is Trust.” Joyce Brothers