Sunday, March 29, 2009

Snow Crystals & Sprouts

Can you see crystals in the snow? Or diamonds. No, not the dirt; the sparkles. To get a better view, I took a handful and threw it against Grandfather Oak; the oldest and wisest tree in my backyard. I knew he wouldn't mind.

Taken from my back door onto the deck. You can see the snow has melted, forming a pathway through the surrounding hedge.

Here is a side view of the deck. No, not because the deck is special (it's very ordinary and will need another paint job this summer), but so you can see the rock garden slowly coming to life.

Up close to the house (facing south) where it's nice and warm, we find something sprouting! I don't remember what it is!

Here are the beginnings of spring tulips.

And a lonely little daffodil sprout. We still have a long way to go before our spring flowers burst into bloom, but they will!


Maggie May said...

I feel quite excited for you.
As i've never experienced as much snow as you get, I can only imagine how I would feel to have a much longer Winter.
Our weather is very up and down but we have experienced sunshine and the bulbs are flowering! Lovely.

Cheryl said...

Oh yes Wendy, they will....when mine have all disappeared I will be able to pop over and look at your gorgeous spring flowers....isn't blogging great......

beckie said...

What a treat to finally see some spring growing at your place. Bring on the sun and warmer weather!

Ruth said...

I am amazed that you still have so much snow. The last of our snowbanks at the front of the house melted with the rain we had today. We are getting snow flurries overnight, but they are unlikely to accumulate.

Mom2-2goodboys said...

As I write this, it's snowing outside my window...again!
Big! Fluffy! Flakes! LOL

This to shall pass...I'm looking forward to spring flowers in bloom.

Wendy said...

Hi Maggie May, yes it is exciting to watch the snow melt. As I live out in the country, it takes longer. In the city, snow is practically all gone and flowers up, but probably not in bloom as yet. I hope your weather gets warmer!

Hi Cheryl, I do love coming to your blog and watching how Spring comes to your little corner of the world. I am enjoying your spring blossoms. I have made so many friends this way. Blogging is fun!

Hi Beckie - oh yeah, bring it on. Hope your weather is warm too!

Hi Ruth, it's still here, but last year the snow stayed until mid-April. It was really a bad year for snow. This year's a piece of cake!

Hi Mary, spring is just teasing you!

Beverly said...

man, is the snow almost over? We have had spring, then a bit of winter, the plants are all confused.

Anonymous said...

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Rose said...

Glad to see that spring is finally headed your way, Wendy! Let's hope all that snow finally melts, and you can see more green in your garden soon.
I feel rather silly complaining about our little bit of snow and bad weather today; apparently we were between two storms that dumped much more snow to the north and south of us. Apparently Old Man Winter isn't giving up easily.

Grammy said...

Did you get snow again. We did. I went to bed this morning abt 5 am with snow falling and woke up abt 4 pm and it was gone. So I am calling it a bad dream it did not happen. But hubby said it was not a dream. I so want spring I do not want more snow. But Mother nature is in charge and I have to learn to respect her wishes.

Wendy said...

Hi Bev, it seems "transition" seasons are like that. They're not sure if it's time to change or not. Poor plants!

Hi dowhatyoulove, spring is my favourite season. I just love it!

Hi Rose, don't ever feel silly about complaining about the weather. Some days it's really a trial getting through some nasty weather. Never mind. Soon it will be really warm, with flowers blooming everywhere!

Hi Grammy, well that's one way of looking at it. Mother nature is really in charge, so we do have to go with the flow. I hope the snow did not freeze your plants. No we didn't get any more. It's still here.

JeanMac said...

Wendy, I love seeing your plants poking thru.
Is Hubby feeling better?

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful 'crystals' Wendy!!!! Glad the snow is MELTING and glad that spring is on the way. We had a cold day yesterday--but it's supposed to warm up for the rest of the week. Yeah-Rah!!!

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

It is good to see Winter losing it's grip for you. I don't think there is anything more exciting than seeing life pushing it's way out of the ground--it holds such promise.

Abba's Girl said...

Do you feel your energy level increasing as signs of spring become visible? I always do.

xoxo Annette

Shammickite said...

How lovely! There's no better sight than tiny sprouts braving the melting snow! I planted some bulbs last fall, but now I can't remember exactly where or exactly what.... so I'll have to wait until they come up and be pleasantly surprised.... as long as those darn squirrels haven't made dinner out of them when i wasn't looking!

amelia said...

Oh how wonderful!!
I swear I won't even complain about the black flies this year (well not too much anyway) I am so sick of snow!
I can't wait to see something poking up from the ground!!

Naturegirl said...

How wonderful that the snow is melting and soon you'll be outside tending those little flowers that have decided to wake up! Love the photo on sidebar of you two holding hands..lovely. hugs NG

Q said...

Dear Wendy,
I am so happy to be spending time with you today. I love seeing the emerging daffodils and tulips. For me they give me hope.