Nevertheless, the garden is telling us that spring is indeed, on her way. Yesterday I took a little tour to see what was happening in the gardens and snapped a few photos.
Daffodils have been slowly emerging for quite some time now, and their stems are beginning to get a little taller.
The snowdrops have had white buds showing for a week or two, but the blooms are not completely open. On sunny days they stand up straight and look bright and cheery, but on days like today they droop and seem disappointed. I’m amazed at their endurance and the way they ‘bounce back’ as soon as the sun warms them. I feel empathy towards them because their actions seem to mimic my reactions to the weather.
Here in the Northeast the prevailing attitude, I think, is that we’re really ready for spring to come. Winter here is like an endurance test for all but a few thick-blooded people who really love cold weather and enjoy outdoor winter sports and activities. I rarely cross paths with anyone who isn’t looking forward to warmer weather.
So Mother Nature….we’re ready whenever you are!
Bring on the spring!