A Touch of Spring?

It has been very mild and foggy the last couple of days. It stayed above freezing last night and it is supposed to reach 50 degrees today! A very welcome change. We have always had “January Thaw” in New England…a little tease in the middle of winter. But Climate Change has made it much more dramatic.
You can see how much snow has melted.

The path to the coop is almost clear!

Fog settles in the woods. The air is moist and the grass is greening.

And in the gardens?

The heather, at last uncovered from its blanket of snow, has begun to bloom!

The sweet woodruff appears from beneath the leaves.

The lamium has come back to life.

This ornamental kale, which has been buried beneath the snow for a few weeks, emerges none the worse for wear.

And the primroses? Such hardy little things!

How can you not LOVE primroses!

They are unstoppable!

I know that winter is not over. Snowy cold will no doubt return and overstay its welcome. There are still many more days of cozy fires and hearty soups.

But today is a treat. A reminder that nature continues in her cycles…and life will return!

About patti

I am a retired kindergarten teacher, tending a new kind of garden now, raising chickens and exploring permaculture. I live with my husband, Bill, my beloved dog, Fergus and my cat, Mighty Merlin. We have a small cottage and a tiny bit of land called Brookwood Shire. It is our sanctuary.
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3 Responses to A Touch of Spring?

  1. Your yard is so pretty, even with the ice, snow and fog..

  2. wspines says:

    Your pictures make me think spring is here. I would love to grow heather but have not had luck, any secrets you could share?
    We have been in the fog for two days now.

    • pattigail says:

      I a lucky with heather. It seems to like sunny hills and they don’t need good soil. The heather in the picture is actually from Walmart…so it must be a survivor.

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