Well, it’s been a while since I wrote or visited other blogs regularly. It was an odd winter without winter weather (except for some bitter cold after the new year) and I kept waiting for winter to come so that I could dive into seed catalogs. Needless to say, I was late, spurred on by signs of spring–blossoms, new leaves, early flowers, but I have been gardening and have some things planted in the cold frame, the pop-up tent accelerator, and under row cover; I just keep forgetting to take my camera to the garden!
Good thing they’re all under shelter because today we had a snow storm.
I can’t even say it was first of the season, because, well, it’s spring now, right?
The forsythia and the early cherry blossoms were out.
Daffodils were blossoming and other early flowers had begun to emerge.
It was a heavy, wet snow that clung to branches and wove a fairyland overhead.
There is such art in the look of it, the way it drapes on the branches.
I put two blueberry bushes out last weekend (sent to me at the “appropriate time for my growing zone”), but I covered them with little plastic cloches made from 3-liter water bottles. I hope those are sufficient protection. Otherwise I’ll be buying more blueberry bushes. In the meantime, happy spring!