Yesterday, we had mixed precipitation including rain, hail, graupel, ice, and a tiny bit of snow. Not to mention the snow already on the ground.
The cloud in the photo brought us a cold front.
This morning, we have sun but the yard is soggy with about 5 inches of standing water. Maybe the sun and wind will dry things out, allowing us to prune trees before leaving February behind.
Five years ago, I planted 13 trees not far from the house. Nine are visible in the photo, all getting ready to leaf out. Suckers and lower branches need to be removed before spring. But first, I have to NOT sink to my ankles in the swamp that my yard’s become.
Yes, that’s about three inches of snow. But the frogs keep on dancing anyway. Meanwhile, in the basement, I have 14 pots of leaf lettuce and 12 Ophelia Eggplant seeds germinating.
The snow isn’t finished with us–more coming Tuesday, Wednesday and next Saturday, but spring is so close, I can almost taste it.
The weather’s kept us locked-in every day last week until, finally, we got out yesterday. A quick run to the grocery stores and home.
Today, the snow is back accompanied by freezing fog. From my window, I see the green tips of what must be crocuses. With a promise of higher temps and rain next week, will the daffodils poke their heads?
Maybe we’ll venture back to the vegetable gardens and see if the garlic is stirring.
Spring weather on this February afternoon. The dogs are enjoying the warmer temps. Here’s Loki on what’s left of the lawn.
The sun’s back–spring is coming.