Now, that's not very exciting is it - just a plot of earth.
Needs must be - the compost we have been making needed to be dug into the garden in readiness for planting out some seedlings.
The compost efforts have not been the best, to say the least, but there were worms in the midst, so something must have been done right.
Hopefully the garden soil will be better for our efforts and the vegetables we harvest this year will be extra yummy.
To take away from the starkness of the earth, here and there in the vegie garden the faithful violas are popping up and they really are delightful.
We have a need for violas in our flower beds so I think that some of these lovely ones will have to be relocated in the near future.
We have several of these bushes around the vegetable garden and it is good to see the blue flowers out again as the bees just love them and we need the bees for the processes of life to keep happening in our garden.
I went for a walk this morning to our local mailing box and there was a lovely sense of spring in the air with all sorts of flowers coming into bloom everywhere.
Suddenly I noticed the smell of chimney smoke and it seemed a complete contrast, spring in the air outside but still cold inside somebody's home.
Something nice and homely about the smell of chimney smoke but something extra special about the look and smell of spring in the air as well.