(Toledo, OH) Despite temperatures in the 20s and grey skies overhead, I found evidence in my yeard that spring is soon to arrive.
Tulips and crocuses are beginning to push through the cold earth in search of the sun.
In other spring news I have an ongoing, low-grade civil war with one of my anonymous neighbors who likes to call the city inspectors on us. The most recent visit involved the plants in my gardens, which I allow to die down in the fall.
The unknown neighbor called and said that there were "weeds all over the place," and that we never cut our grass.
This call, of course was placed in late January. The inspector duly cited me for a "public heath nuisance" (the dead plants), and gave me 72 hours to remove the dead tomato plants, corn stalks, and okra stems. In a fit of civil disobedience I waited until last weekend to cut and mulch this material.
There, unknown anatagonist! I will answer your silly action on my own time.