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.
Warmer weather, though rain is coming tonight.
Along the road, cattle line up for food, looking at me as I come by with my camera. They run if I get too close.
But very cold. Although it’s been colder.
Today, finally, the sun is shining after a week of thick, freezing fog. The dogs go to the door, thinking spring has returned. A few minutes outside, they head for the front door, barking to be let in. Only to return to the back door to go out again.
I know they think the weather’s changed in those few minutes. But no, it’s 20 degrees outside. Hard on bare paws.
The view out our window–about a foot of snow fell yesterday. Today, we’re worried about getting out. How long until the snowplow scrapes that foot of snow off our mile of country (gravel) road? Will our 4-wheel drive get us to the highway?
When is important. Jim has to get to the airport early Tuesday morning, 56 miles away and the only problem may be our mile.
A day that started sunny but quickly turned cloudy. But not cold. Warm for January, in the mid-50’s.
What happened to winter?
Here’s a shot of my crabapple–feeding the birds that stayed.
Rural postcard scene along one of our walking routes. Cold and windy, but not bad considering it’s almost January.
A little holiday cheer. Yes, despite being totally cow-handed, I made this with a wire hanger and a box of ornaments.
Pink sky before sunrise this morning. Just another fall day but next week … winter. Not that we haven’t had our share of winter already.