Thursday, February 09, 2012

FIRST CROCUS

WE HAVE HAD an extremely mild winter here, so far, at any rate. The ground got dusted with a little snow once or twice - if you slept in late, you missed it! That is part of what I love about the Eastern Shore. One snow fall per winter to satisfy that need to see the white beauty of Ma Nature and that is enough... but not enough snow to have to drive in it. Works for me! Anyway, it has been a very mild winter, as I said. The first crocus is up and blooming. The daffodils are about to show color. And the forecast is for some cold weather ahead. And "It always snows on the daffodils!" So we shall see. But that is OK, I need to stay inside and get some cleaning done. However, the garden catalogs are rolling in... sigh... so I spend my time planning, itching to go buy some lumber and make myself another stand-uppity garden, skinnier but deeper. Maybe 2 of them, one each for my onions and carrots. Maybe another 4x4 to transplant my strawberries into... Where will I put my tomatoes this year? The cucumbers...
It may be chilly outside, but my brain is thinking SPRING IS HERE!

4 comments:

Sissy said...

Driving into the hollow beside me last week I "thought" I saw a ring of crocus in bloom, then wondered if they were artificial ones. NO, I went back and they are real and thriving. Yes, spring is in sight! Thank goodness, I'm too old to contend with winter's death chills.

Yet, today snow is spitting and I hold my breath, hoping it will go away. It will, I know. My patience just wanes at times and Ha, I will most likely be wishing for a cold spell come July and August or even May for that matter. Oh, me of little faith!

ancient one said...

I have daffodils blooming and a few other things... I even found a bunch of clover with one bloom. I expect the cold weather that is due this weekend might make some of them disappear. I don't have any crocus. Your's is pretty.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

The yellow crocus is lovely, none in our yard, but the daffodills are getting fooled with the warm temps...wait till the cold weather hits this weekend and surprises them.

Ginnie said...

I'm always of two minds when I see the blossoms poke through the cold ground. I love the looks of them but realize we need the cold (and, yes, even the snow) to hold down all the infectious stuff.