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What's Growing: May 4, 2009

We had a lot of rain last week and with that came inches of green sprout growth! Peas are almost 6 inches, beans and squash are leafing, kale has sprouted, spinach is on second set of leaves, and lettuce is almost big enough to eat! lettuce and onions and grass oh my

Alex finally convinced me that frost is not going to reappear until the fall so we planted the rest of our green babies outside.

not much now but we like to give tomatos lots of space

Our potted meyer lemon tree (happily outside since mid-April) has erupted with big scent heavy blossoms. I wish I had a smell-o-camera because lemon blossom is one of my favorite scents.

lemon blossom

Raspberry bushes are getting ready to flower.

raspberry bud

A pair of cardinals is now frequently a window bird feeder returned to us from my mom. (We bought it for her when she had knee replacement surgery, but the squirrels wouldn't stay off.) We usually watch birds at our feeders in the middle of the yard, but to see them right at the end of our dining room is especially cool.

cardinal (and bird cling window sticker)

And, today I took my first bike to "work" ride: delivering packages to the post office. Except the post office was closed for lunch when I got there, so I was able to huff back up the hill with packages too. Are you on a bike to work team?

too bad post office was closed so biking for naught