I'm not caring for Easter being so early this year. I like it much better when it is warmer and there are more flowers out. We don't have anything blooming in our yard yet, but I did catch a few early plants in my in-laws' garden this morning.
We have crocuses (crocii?):
A very early azalea:
Rhubarb! (I *love* rhubarb!):
And a camelia:
No asparagus yet, however - and I did look. I love this time of year when things start growing. We bought a lawn mower yesterday, so Willow and I were in the backyard picking up sticks so Andrew could mow it. I moved my large planters about 15 feet down the fenceline so they would be in a position to have more sun, and I weeded all my beds. My arms are very sore now!
Easter went off with some hitches - as I mentioned earlier it just came to soon, and caused the first hitch - a late night trip to the grocery store to find what eggs and jelly beans were left. Willow ended up getting three books, a small chocolate bunny, and some plastic eggs with small candies in it. I completely forgot to get her a new outfit this year - and when I was a child that was one of my favourite things about Easter.
The other hitch? A cat who apparently has a thing for the fake ribbon grass in the basket.
I kid you not - he knocked the basket off the sofa, chased the eggs around the living room and kitchen and then proceeded to spread the ribbon grass everywhere. All in about 3 minutes. He's damn lucky (haha!) that he is cute.