Last week we dipped down to some of the lowest temperatures of the winter, but this week it’s spring. I’m not complaining. We’ve been losing close to six inches of snow a day and this afternoon I came home to an almost cleared snowdrop bed along the East facing side of the house. I’m sure those of you in warmer climes are rolling your eyes at yet another snowdrop post, but I’m thrilled 🙂
I think it was sometime in January when I last saw bare earth here, and back then only one or two snowdrop noses were barely poking through the surface. Somehow they must have their own clocks and somehow must work their way up through the frozen soil. Hard to think of plants as something more than just cold-blooded victims of winter, but there was some kind of growth going on here in the frozen soil under the icy snow and I’m very grateful for it!