April 10, 2012 is here already!
Local North Carolina Strawberries are ready much earlier than usual. These luscious beauties were picked a week ago. My hubby has been prepping them and freezing them, as well as feeding them to me, accompanied by vanilla ice cream and angel food cake.
These flowers are an old fashioned flower whose real name is Spiderwort, but I've heard it called frog eyes. My aunt called it the cemetery flower because that's where we got our plants that now happily grow in our yards. Their flowers open early in the morning, late in the afternoon and during cloudy days. Hot, bright sunlight makes them close up, until the next morning.
Dianthus or Sweet William? Or maybe its known by both names. This one bloomed a little all winter and has started blooming in full gear now.
The farmers haven't started working in the field behind our house yet and it looks like a beautiful meadow. I'm wondering what will be planted back there this year. Its the third growing season that we've lived here. The first year there were sweet potatoes. We were able to glean the leftover ones after harvest season. The second year there was cotton. I loved having the back 40 looking like cotton.