This was yesterday. It was only in the 30sF but as soon as I raked the leaves away, the crocuses shot up and began to bloom.
Today the sky is heavy and gray and we are getting sleet and snow, up to five inches accumulation.
Wow, so much snow again. Is that normal for you at this time of year?
We haven't gotten the "traditional" March Madness blizzard, yet...but I don't really want it this year. Can't believe flowers are blooming, though - I should check mine!
Among my favorite spring blossoms. Used to have pots blooming in my children's nurseries during spring thaw...many years ago.
Cynthia, at my place is sunny today but I live ion the souith of Poland in the north it is definitely colder. But we are lucky because we have spring.. So you live in a big country so you can choose different place for living but what about your daughters... Climate is important but family much more..
The snow went south of us again...your are lucky you got some. We are dry up here, the fire starters will soon be starting fires. The trees need moisture...maybe we will get spring rains but I am not holding my breath. I ask myself your question all the time...I guess because there are no snakes in the winter or skeeters or ticks:)
I can't believe you're getting that much snow and ice again. It is pretty and sunny here today but cooler. The Crocus are pretty!
The arrival of the Crocus are giving you a clue - Spring has arrived in the Northern Hemisphere, so look on thepresently drab and cold - "bright side".In Australia - Autumn has definitely arrived - the sun is coming up much later - no more of this 4.30 am or earlier businesswith the city scavengers ie: Beethoven's Bloody Crows starting their choral rehearsals!Yesterday morning just prior to 6.00 am my street and our area was awakened by the whole colony of the pestssquawking in unison - about 70 of them massed on the power lines. I think the head honcho crow must have died!Such a pity that the whole colony didn't decide on a mass suicide in sympathy!!! The very annoyed residents around here would have only been too happy to dig a pit to dump them in!Every time I see a bloody crow - I recall from my rural young days seeing new born lambs and even calves having theireyes plucked out before the ewe or cow could stand up to protect.Anyhow for you - take joy - the appearance of the blooms - means Spring and soon warmer weather.CheersAussie Col
Sleet and snow loses its appeal, doesn't it? I know it's moisture, but when it hovers around freezing it makes for crappy commutes.
Well done for raking over the garden in those temperatures. I hope this snow melts immediately and the sun shines on your garden once more.
I bet the was a buzz seeing the crocus's in your garden, certainly a sign of spring.
Crocuses are well adapted to survive in harsh conditions...better adapted than you!
Crocuses are always such strong and optimistic flowers. I enjoy seeing them when they are first to push their way out of the earth each Spring. Sorry to hear about the snow. They are getting yet another wallop in Atlantic Canada too. Stay warm. Hugs. xx
Wow! Still snowing in Spring? It is Autumn/Fall here but where I live it's still very hot! Crazy weather no matter where we live!
A pity to have some snow again, poor crocuses indeed but they will survive I hope.
Ah disappointing I guess when Spring has been waved under your nose, but you will appreciate it all the more coming out from under a blanket of snow.
I wish spring would hurry up too. I noticed the tree in my yard is starting to bloom even though it's been hovering right around 30 here as well during the daytime and ten or more degrees colder at night. Why do I live here? I have family, grown children and grandchildren I want to be close to. They better appreciate it because I so wish I could be enjoying the weather of Hawi'i year round. :-)