Spring has sprung here in Farmington! The crocuses started about the last week in March and now are almost past. The tulip leaves are about four inches tall and the jonquils are about the same. Very early. The bees aren’t really up yet!
Our winter was a mix of rain and snow but we had more snow pack than we have had recently. It was nice to have the yard full of snow and know that all of it would go into the ground in spring around the right time. I love snow so I would never understate the beauty of it or how much I love it, even though everyone else tires of it pretty quickly.
We also had several torrential rains over the season. Normally, they aren’t a problem. Unfortunately, this year, several of the storm drains blocked and backed up during a heavy storm. That turned Main Street, where we are, into a river. You can see what that looks like in the first three photos below. The worst part is that it flows down our drive and into the drive and back yard. Fortunately, I was keeping and eye out and we were able to block the drive fairly quickly and it keep the water largely at bay. The town was also able to unblock the drains fairly quickly, before the storm ended. Thank goodness for small favors!
As an unexpected treat I forgot to upload 44 photos from the end of the garden season of 2022 and have put them in a gallery below. Enjoy! Just 4-7 months before our gardens look like this again!