I'm ready for spring to come so I got out some springlike overdyed floss and played around. I ended up stitching a woven grid. I started putting an eyelet stitch in one of the open squares but I didn't like the way it looked. Maybe I'll just leave it as it is for now.
Here in Colorado we don't really get spring. We have three seasons: dust, ice and mud. Right now we are midway between ice and mud (with some of each). We could plunge back into ice for a while or go straight to mud. One thing is certain. It's almost time for pasque flowers. They are the first flower of spring to bloom in the area.
Somewhere I have a diary noting when they've started blooming since we moved. I can't find it. I think mid-March is the earliest that I've seen them bloom.
We've had warm weather - in the 40's and 50's - and the ground is getting spongy in areas so I think it's getting close. However, it may need to get a bit warmer.
Pasque flowers are hard to find when they just come up but I've been scouting the likely places ...
There was a big clump of them around here last year.
But last year the very first one was next to this fence.
It looks brown and bleak doesn't it? I can't wait for the cycle of seasons to start again. I'm ready for warmer days, greener grasses and blooming flowers.
I'd like to catch some pasque flowers before they bloom but I probably won't spot one until it flowers.