Finally, the first sign (up here in the frozen north) of spring!
It seems that warm days and lots of pretty flowers may actually become a reality.
I never seem to be able to come up with things to blog about in the wintertime. It probably wasn't the best idea to start a blog about gardening when I live in a part of the country where there can be snow nine months out of the year. It's usually only six but this year has been completely outside the norm. The only spring flowers we have so far have come from the grocery store but they're pretty, too.
Last weekend there we had a blizzard. It snowed continuously for three days.
The fact that it could snow constantly for three whole days took us all by surprise.
It doesn't always snow here in April but it's not uncommon. It just doesn't normally amount to a couple of feet of the white stuff. Since we are located on a major migratory route, the news was full of sad stories of tired and hungry birds with no access to food.
So, when it finally quit snowing it seemed like it was our civic duty to put out some extra food for the birds. I was going to put one of the trays of seed on the garden bench but the snow was as deep as the seat so that was pointless, ha! They ate it anyway and so did the squirrels.
Since we were stuck inside all weekend there was plenty of time to take down the Easter decorations. It was a little confusing to be putting away bunnies and chicks instead of snowmen and reindeer while a blizzard howled away outside.
Good thing there was enough chocolate left over.
The bunny wreath (my budget version inspired by a fancy one by Mackenzie-Childs) never made it to the outside of the front door. Maybe next year.
For now, I'm very grateful for the snowdrops, hopefully they won't get buried under a foot of snow.
Sorry for the long absence, thanks for stopping by!