So it snowed today. No accumulation…just snowflakes floating down all morning. Sigh. It is gray and raw and very unSpringlike and it is April! A few brave little green sprouts are emerging but I haven’t even raked out the beds. It feels too cold to remove their winter bedding. We really could use a bit of color!
I took a quick walk around the gardens this afternoon when the snow stopped. There is NOT much going on!
This lone primrose is struggling to open.
These two, in a sunnier location, are a bit farther along.
This Mrs Mooney pulmonaria is braving the cold….though cautiously.
It seems April is continuing the Lion days of March….
The garlic is just starting to emerge.
Even the crocuses are slow to appear. Where is Spring?
The daffodils have begun but no blooms yet.
Thankfully the heather doesn’t mind the cold.
It’s vibrant pink is a very welcome sight!
As is this lighter pink one.
Heather is a beautiful plant. Its early blossoms are usually a feast for the awakening bees…but I haven’t seen amy bees yet….
The girls are trying to make the best of it. I gave them some parsley and they were thrilled to have it. It has been a long winter.
Merlin is upstairs most of the time now as long as he can get up and away from Fiona….who just wants him to PLAY!! He too is waiting for a sunny window to sit in….
Fiona is the only one who is not impatient for Spring.
She is loving her walks in the woods.
She even ran into her Aunt Sunny the other day. We had never met her before but we commented on how much they look alike..found out Sunny was a Willow Wind pup like Fiona (and Fergus) and then discovered that Sunny is Topsy’s sister. Topsy was Fiona’s mom. and so Fiona’s Aunt. Small world!
They has a wonderful time chasing each other and finding sticks to chew on. (Notice there is still some snow on the ground in the woods!)
So it is not all bad and we are keeping busy while we wait and wait and WAIT for Spring to arrive…and for life to return…
Thankfully my inside primroses are still quite happy.
They continue to flower and to bring much cheer.
I will plant them outside at some point….but not yet.
And look what else has started to bloom!
I brought last summer’s geraniums in for the winter….and just a few weeks ago, they started to bloom….a welcome sight indeed!
And perhaps..just perhaps, a sign that Spring is on the way!