Spring seem to be coming sooooo slooooooooowly to our house! Houses in town have daffodils and tulips blooming already. Today was gorgeous out, shorts weather! I spent the morning cleaning out flower beds and trimming. Checked on my tulips, they were thinking about popping up. Checked on my Lily of the Valley, too shy. Checked on my daffodils, starting to bud out. Finally! I spotted our FIRST flower! woo hoo! See that teeny tiny little grape hyacinth? Note the Maple seed next to it for size comparison! Oh well, a little bit of spring is better than more snow!
However, on the other side of the house, this dandelion was doing really well. No, I didn't pull it up, I think they are kind of pretty. What is the first flower most little ones bring mom? Dandelions. What can pop up through sidewalks? Dandelions! What has the neatest seed head that you can blow away? Dandelions! And did anyone else grow up playing the "do you like butter?" game with them? Or is that a Wisconsin thing?
Aside from all these wonderful attributes, our yard is made up entirely of old pasture land, so we really LIKE dandelions! They are so nice and soft under bare feet! Thank goodness we don't live in town, the neighbors would probably picket us!