Sunday, March 30, 2014

Spring is nigh. Behold, a lone snowdrop!

In a sheltered position, close to the house, one tiny snowdrop defies Winter 2013-4
A little bit of spring has finally emerged from the Polar Voldemortex that was Winter 2013-4 – in the shape of this tiny snowdrop. This is a full ten days later than the latest snowdrop sighting we recorded back in 2008, and more than a month later than usual. As if you needed telling how cold it has been.

To compare, have a look at this lusty showing, almost a year ago to the day, from Spring 2013.

Never fear, folks, spring will come. It thinks it can, it things it can, it thinks it can…

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    1. Yay, indeed! Dear Readers, please report your own spring sightings! Let's give winter the raspberry.

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    2. Oh, how I'd love to give winter a raspberry…. but on Saturday night we had another 6 inches of snow!

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  2. April Fools out on the East Coast, it's STILL SNOWING. These are lovely though.

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    1. My heart goes out to you Eastcoasters. This has been a wicked winter.

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  3. Nice little snowdrop pushing its way up! This past winter has been nasty, brutish and long...my gardens are still covered by receding glaciers, lol...

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    1. Mine, too, Paul. Let's hope for better things soon.

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  4. I'm raking Helen...tidying up one of the beds where snow has melted and snowdrops are blooming. Oh joy!! Sunshine. Love your photos.

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Sprinkle a few comments and see how they grow.