Under the giving snow

This little patch of ground is covered in snow right now, but by the time you read this, it may be on the way to a daring display!  Our front yard, Alexandria, April 2012

This little patch of ground is covered in snow right now, but by the time you read this,
it may be on the way to a daring display! Our front yard, Alexandria, April 2012

“Under the giving snow blossoms a daring spring.”Terri Guillemets

I find it hard to believe that as I’m writing this (on March 7, two weeks before publication) I STILL see snow on the ground outside!  It’s melting in places, but most of the grass is still covered with it, and those nasty-dirty drifts line the sidewalks and parking lots.  The ground is soggy and messy where the snow has melted, so when I go out on unpaved areas, I have to choose between crunching through snow or getting my shoes muddy.

I keep reminding myself, though, that it can’t last much longer.  And, as Guillements describes, the snow is watering the ground, nourishing the flowers that have hopefully survived the cold.  After this winter, we should be in store for a most daring spring!  Let’s get ready to celebrate!

One year ago today:

The gladdest thing

This post was first published seven years ago today. The original post, comments and photo are linked, along with two other related posts, below. These links to related posts, and their thumbnail photos, do not appear in the blog feed; they are only visible when viewing the individual posts by clicking on each one. I have no idea why, nor do I know how they choose the related posts. That’s just the way WordPress does things.

3 Comments

  1. Beautiful

    • Thank you

  2. Always welcome

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