Spring is Not Just a Figment of My Imagination
I had begun to wonder if we had entered a new ice age, or perhaps that winter was really the one season of the year. The other seasons can only be enjoyed in the afterlife by the truly righteous.
But in the last few days, winter has loosened its grip, and there are hints of another, better way of life. The snow has been melting, the temperatures warming – at least some of the time. And as bare ground is exposed, there is a sign of life – a little clump of snowdrops that emerged out of the frozen ground and into the snow, now visible.
With the snow gone, this particular patch of snowdrops is looking a bit peckish. I’m sure that they’ll look better with a bit of time in the sun, though. There are other snowdrops that have emerged only in the last day or two.
Don’t get me wrong, there is still plenty of the cold white stuff. This is especially true along the sidewalk and driveway where repeated bouts of shovelling have left small mountain ranges of snow right on top of my flower borders.
And while winter is definitely in retreat, it is known to conduct some aggressive rear guard actions.Back on March 1, for example, we got about 6″ of snow after several days of mild weather.
That last 6″ and more has melted in the past few days. For example, here is Carl the Concrete Chicken (an important piece of Garden Art in our back garden) after the March 1 snowstorm.
And here is Carl earlier today.
Are you able to see bare ground where you are?