On March 19th, “I shared a wee mystery seedling as the image for my ‘This Is Not the End of the World, Not Even Close to It’ post. Well, guess who just popped its head out of the dirt to celebrate the first night of spring!” The picture of the seedling, freed from the ground, accompanied the former quote, which was a Facebook status update on March 20th.
By the way, this is what the beauty looks like after I transplanted it to its own wee pot:
Yesterday morning, I shared a bit of Spring Magic and invited the Wickedest of my Darlings to try to identify the mystery seedling. I posted these pictures with the invite:
I also said that today I would reveal what (I’m 99.13% sure) the seedling is: a baby níspero tree.
I suspect this particular baby is of the Tikal variety. My suspicions arise from the fact that my Piano Man and I spent some time in Mexico, where I might have snatched a fruit from the níspero tree shared above, and in some unexplainable way a seed from the delicious fruit followed us home, just to jump into our pepper plant’s pot and snuggle in the yummy soil, waiting patiently until Spring said, “I’ve just sent Old Man Winter home to sleep, so stretch your leaves and sprout!” At the touch of Spring’s nurturing voice, the little seed stretched and sprung.
And while you still have that grin on your face, let me show you The Wizard of Oz Red Poppies in Bloom notepad I’m giving away as part of Oma Linda’s Hues of Oz blog party. Fly over to my writing site, read “Red Gold over the Rainbow” and enter the giveaway. Best of luck, my Wicked Luvs, and may your spring be full of wonderful surprises.