After the suggestion of one of my blog readers (who are always teaching me wonderful things, and giving me new ideas), I canned the butternut squash I had left from last fall, before it could start to go bad. When canning squash, you have to cube it, and you must use a pressure canner. It was a lot of work to peel and cube so much butternut in one go, but now all I have to do is open a jar! I plan to use it a lot in soups or rice bowls. You can see my garden corral in the background of this picture.
Another sign of spring? All the butterflies and bees. On a recent run, I discovered this rather unusual moth. I don't carry a camera or phone when I run on our trails, so I went back and found it later. I loved it's creamy yellow coloring and brown stripe. According to google, this seems to be a swallowtail moth.
Readers, what are the small things delighting you this spring?