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Snow In April

The Morning of April 16th

I’ve been so happy with the temperature climbing up and the ability to see green again.  I started to clean up the garden, pruning roses and feeding plants.  Happiness, it seemed, was short lived.  The rain that started on April 15th turned to snow overnight and dumped two inches on the ground.  The temperature has dropped down below freezing.  I felt guilty for removing all the leaves covering the flower plots last fall as winter protection for plants and a refuge for the good insects.  Now they will have to deal with more cold nights unprotected.

I haven’t removed the extra bird feeders yet so the birds have their food supply and shelters still available to them.  I think they’re happy that I’ve removed the leaves as it gives them easy access to insects and worms.  A few more cold nights and then the temperature will climb up again.  Hopefully, nature can make up her mind this time around.

Morning, April 16th
Morning, April 16th
Helleborus half buried under the snow
Helleborus half buried under the snow
Partially covered garlic. But they'll survive.
Partially covered garlic. But they’ll survive.

 

Spring Weather, Finally

A Cold, Wet Day

It was normal spring weather today, rainy and chilly as spring should be.  After an unreasonably hot March,  we finally have spring-like weather back.  It’s been raining or drizzling on and off all day.  I decided to roll the row cover back over the vegetable seedlings, though I knew they’d be able to deal with 40 degree temperatures. Howevert the cold does slow their growth.  I want my salad sooner.

There was a brief period today when I could duck out with the camera without ruining it.  Something about the silvery, shimmering drops of water that hang on to leaves and flower petals that is very soothing, very meditating.  Nature stages them, I just took the photographs.

Beauty derived of a wet and cold spring day.

Pearl on a Peony
On a white Bleeding heart leaf
On Columbine leaves
On a Daffodil flower, just about to open
On Anemone
Clinging to a Bleeding heart leaf.
On Helleborus
Little pearls on Columbine leaves