Saturday, February 19, 2011

Wintery Reprise

The West was the nation's banana belt during the last storms which hit from the Land of Enchantment east through the Great Plains and way Back East.  Last weekend I raked up bushels and bushels and bushels of leaves left over from autumn in my shirt sleeves.

This weekend graced me with a snow shovel and mittens. No need to look for my skate key quite yet.

However, twenty inches of snow is no match for a day filled with High Sierra sunshine.

Because sun and blue skies are What We Do Here.
Shhhh.  It's our little secret.  It makes for great icicles and dry streets.

My sweet violets were undeterred by the storm.

The mini-daffodils and iris know what's coming...snow can't fool plants or gardeners.
March and April are just around the corner. It's time to search out signs of spring--birdsong, longer days, swelling buds.  And be patient while Ol' Man Winter gives us some moisture to nurture new life.

Holding on,


  1. I was looking for signs of Springs return today, still mired in leaves from last Fall. I've got my work cut out for me! Did find some tulips thinking about spring too..;j

  2. Icicles like that fascinate and scare me all at once. I am always sure I will get clobbered by one as I stare at it in amazement at how big it is. :)

  3. Well. for once, we got the GOOD weather! Spring like conditions and diggin in the dirt!

  4. I can't believe it's March in a week! I saw the first signs on daffodils in my garden tonight.