Other than a few hot days, the weather has been downright pleasurable. Since it is one of my busy periods at the corporate gig with four workdays a week for one (long!) month, I find myself working around the garden in the early evenings. I do a bit of weeding, move plants around and try to simplify the garden.
One day it is March and we are still in winter’s grip. Then temperatures start creeping up and slowly we are greeted with greenery and colors from spring flowers and flowering trees. We all rejoice. Time speeds up; working in the garden cutting down plants from last year, weeding, mulching and appreciating more spring flowers. Then, before you know if we are on the cusp of summer! What just happened to April and May?
Finally, the temperatures are heading up. Nevertheless, we need about a week of warmer weather to melt most if not all of the remaining snow. In the front yard the snow has disappeared completely and lo and behold, the first flowers –what else but snowdrops – (Galanthus) can be seen. They are a sight for sore eyes and now we wait (impatiently!) for all those other spring flowers to follow.
It is early February and cabin fever is starting to set in. Everything is covered in white. Then, warming temperatures started to reveal some greenery. I spotted a bit of lawn and could hardly wait to see more. But, we got hit by another snowstorm. The Spouse and I dug ourselves out and although the world looked pretty with snow covered trees and shrubs, I had seen more than enough snow by now. Only days later another storm hit; this time heavy wet snow, followed by drizzle and capped off by sleet. I woke up early that morning and was out cleaning up the driveway by 6:30 AM, just to make sure The Spouse would have a clean driveway to come home to. Then I went back indoors, had breakfast and waited for a break in the weather. It didn’t come until the next day. Now, skies are blue, roads are cleared and the sun glistens on ice covered trees. It’s all very pretty outside, but not conducive to walking outside in our neck of the woods, umm development.