Mother Nature is a cruel, cruel mistress.

She gives me sun and warmth… followed by a dumping of snow. Lather, Rinse, Repeat.

They say there’s some nonsense about a Polar Vortex and El Nino that means we can expect several more snow dumpings all the way in April.

No early spring for me.

But that doesn’t mean I’m not preparing…

These bulbs came home with me the other day. We had 30 minutes to kill waiting for our Chinese Food order, and Dave suggested we stop in to Peavymart (farm supply/hardware store). My lilly show wasn’t great last year thanks to Asian Lily Beetles, but I’ve got a plan to stay on top of them. It’s going to be lily-mania this year!

This beautiful fairy came from the same store, a few weeks prior. I’d seen her online elsewhere for a ridiculous price, so I was pleasantly surprised to find her for a much more reasonable price in store.

And then I found two more in a similar style on Amazon! There are a couple more in the line, and I’d love to have them all… but we’ll have to see. I can’t go too crazy (though it may already be too late.)

I found this sweet, rustic bird house at a different farm-supply store last week. It was in one of the little towns not too far from us, and we stopped in to get some sidewalk salt on the way home from appointments. If I have to buy winter supplies still, I’m going to console myself with spring decorations!

I’ve wanted an oriole feeder for AGES!!!! And now I finally have one. I bought this back in January, because every year I think about getting one, and then I forget and the oriole migration period is almost over.

But this year I’m prepared! I already have some grape jelly, and I’m going to pick up oranges next week. With any luck, I’ll have oriole pictures for you before April is out!

And these toadstools… are literally stools!!!!! These I found at Canadian Tire when Dave wanted to go get some car stuff. They will go in the woodland garden (when the fence is moved, and it’s all planted up), and provide a nice little place to stop and rest for a while.

Now… I just need Mother Nature to get her sh!t together!!!!!

5 thoughts on “Antici…pation

  1. You have some wonderful purchases! I really like your plan that if you have to continue to buy winter supplies, you’re going to console yourself with spring decorations. Your yard/gardens are going to be spectacular.


  2. Such sweet little fairies, and I like the toadstools too. You found lots of fun things. We’ve been hearing that we’ll probably have more snow during the next month than we had all winter long. Yuck! Everyone is ready for spring.


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