Spring always sputters at the start. Yesterday I was madly making lists and today’s plan to collect, screen and spread compost ended after one trip to the Town compost pile. We are fortunate in this Town to have acres of leaves from the fall pickup composted and pushed daily or weekly to a collection site for residents. Then the fun begins; we shovel the “black gold” on to a screen husband built which is placed over a wheel barrow to collect what can now be deemed “black platinum.”
A quick walk around the property shows that the gardening year is beginning in ernest, as may apples bully their way down the shady woodland slope ,hellebores have come into their ownand brave daffodils bloom by the side of the street and are happy to have the protection of the old fallen stone wall because it is COLD today! We live close enough to New York that we were able to change gears and drive in to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. AN exhibit I have been excited to see is about to close. We got in and out before the rain storm, and I still have the rest of the day to read the exhibition book I brought home…..hope to have time to post all about it!