A week ago the yard was covered with very pretty snow, thick over everything, including the blooming snowdrops which I hoped would handle well this return to the kingdom of Coldness. And so they did….Today, the first day of daylight savings time (It’s 7:46 but still not really dark yet, just twilight) we enjoyed intense sunlight and temperatures in the sixties (Fahrenheit).
I love spring! I remember years, the 80s and early 90s, when my knees were in great shape and I was planting like a maniac and reading gardening books every spare moment and walking about the yard five or six times a day to see what had changed since the last look. And at this time of year, often a lot has changed. Of course, I’m really talking about a little later, in April rather than mid March, but I am again able to walk about the yard and look at what’s happening without arthritis pain, and I love it.
I still need to build up a lot of stamina, but I see it improving, week by week….
You’ll notice pictures here of lots of snowdrops all around the garden, early crocus, dark purple Helleborus (Lenten Lilies) and white with the creamy one just coming into flower. I like to have lots of white blooming plants because the early bees need food, and they like the white plants very much. There is a little bee on one of the snowdrops I photographed. I do love all the promise of this time of year! It’s a time to count blessings.