Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Spring, REALLY?

By the calendar we are in spring. By nearly a week!

Does this look like spring to you? Not to me either.

snow-pine

The temperatures aren’t reflecting spring either today. Yesterday we had snow. All Day! It really didn’t amount to much, about 3 inches. But it snowed all day!!! From about 8 in the morning until 6 in the evening.

So are there signs of spring? I can see one from the deck.

sign-of-spring

This is a branch on a maple tree,you can see that it will be blooming soon. The flowering plum tree in the front has buds beginning to swell as well. While shopping the other day, I saw many sparrows collecting items to build nests, so true spring is not that far away. (All the white in the background is snow.)

I’m sure there are more signs, but it is just too darn cold to go exploring to find them. Air temperatures are about 25 F (-4  C) with a breeze that brings the wind chill to about 12 F (-11 C). Of course in the not to distant future we will be complaining about how hot and humid it is…. such is our nature, but this winter has just been so cold and snowy.

Here’s to warmer temperatures and summer flowers!

More later, Beth

4 comments:

Exuberant Color said...

Our temperature got all the way up to 37 and it was sunny with little wind. That was a big improvement over the previous 2 days in the 20s. I'm glad we didn't get the snow all day;\.

wolfiestitchin said...

Here it's full spring; sun that gives out warmth, snowdrops, crocuses and daffodils are showing. I have cleaned out the greenhouse and prepped the sowing trays. Tomorrow the seeds will be planted.
Out of waco is the time (old Swedish saying)

Anne Marie - Toronto said...

No extra snow here and it's warming up, but no signs of vudding yet. One more week, I hope!!! When it changes here, it changes fast!! Nice photos, though!! Perhaps I'll take a photo walk on the weekend.

Anne Marie - Toronto said...

Oops! That's budding!! Although I'd really like to see what "vudding" is.....