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Despite the fact that spring arrives this week, winter is hanging on tight here and not letting go. In fact, we woke to a winter storm warning for 9-16 inches of snow starting tonight. Mind you, if you travel into town, there isn’t a speck of snow on the ground, this is all elevation snow, although according to the weather service, that is about to change for a lot of people with the impending storm. We laughed when we went into town and pallets of mulch and displays of bulbs are everywhere. We have no use for them yet. You folks posted the cute pictures of crocuses peeking from the soil, not so much where we are located, unless they are very strong and very tall crocuses and can get through feet of snow.
Here are some pictures that I took last weekend of the snow around the house. Things haven’t changed much in a week and since it’s only 3 degrees here this morning, I doubt anything will be melting today.
There is hope that spring is coming. This afternoon, I was most pleasantly surprised to find that some crocuses have sprung up and bloomed in front of the house. I know, you are are probably saying, “What’s the big deal?” I realize that most of you, even those of you living down in the village already have seen crocuses, and the tulips and daffodils are starting to come to life as well. Your grass is starting to turn green. I know, but here, on the hill, this is no small feat mind you, since we live in Narnia, land of eternal winter.
To give you a little perspective of what these beautiful little flowers
have been up against, I took a few steps back and took another picture….. perhaps this puts it all in perspective of why I was so excited.
This is what most of the yard still looks like as well as the remainder of the flower bed that these crocuses live in. Now, do you get why I was so excited?