Thursday, March 24, 2011

crocus in an ice storm...

My crocuses were flowering over a week ago already - then we got hit with another snow storm on Tuesday night and this time it was a very heavy snow, mixed with rain.  We enjoyed being dumped on an additional 4" that night...I mean in addition to all the snow that we've received this year already.  The fact is, most of the snow had already melted and we were feeling like spring was just around the corner...and not just the official start of spring, but springtime temps and blooming flowers and all.  But no, Mother Nature had other ideas and realistically, we can pretty much count on the possibility of snow for nearly another month.

Anyway, I took the first picture on March 18th and the second picture this evening...a couple of days after the snow/ice storm.  I really thought my crocuses were done for...but as it turns out, I was wrong.




And then my favorite...

3 comments:

Eric said...

Great pictures! That is so cool how the ice storm didn't even bother the spring flowers a bit. Oh, and we got none of that down here!

dynochick (Jan) said...

Cool.

You should enter those in a garden mag photo contest. That's not a scene that is seen very often. Thankfully!

Charisa said...

It's like they're saying, "Help us! We're right over here! Help!!!"

Poor guys. We woke up to snow this morning. The cherry trees were half blooming. Hopefully they'll make it through.

So ready for the warmer weather to stick around!!!