The biggest surprise I found outdoors today though was not one or two but three tiny asparagus spears. They were not there yesterday but were today. I know this because I am on watch. I think it is a little too early because the frosts will freeze these tender shoots but nature knows best. And, if the frosts don't ruin them, I for one won't say no to early asparagus. It has been a long time since the last ones and it is a vegetable that I just do not buy no matter what.
I am thoroughly enjoying the Olympics each evening. Of course I have my favoured sports to watch but it is just good to see not only the spectacle of the whole event but the passion and dedication of the athletes. By the way, my favourite sport to watch is the gymnastics. Now if I could learn to do even just one handstand I would feel I had made an acheivement of Olympic proportions. And yes, I am still trying, you are never too old to learn a new 'skill'. I hope. Is anyone else watching the games?