It was actually a beautiful early spring day here, but of a different kind, one of those bright blue-sky March days, but COLD!
It was -18°C. this morning, but the sun stayed out all day, so by early afternoon I could actually feel the warmth of the sun outside. It probably did get up to -10°C. And with daylight savings, the sun didn't set until after 7!
Our world is back to winter, with a light covering of snow for the past 3 days, and very cold temperatures. But the sun is high in the sky, and bright blue sky days are out-numbering the cloudy grey days. This is spring to me, the sunny days of early March - perhaps not quite as cold as today!
But four days ago, when all the snow had disappeared, I did wander around the garden to see what signs of coming spring plants I could find. These are the early dwarf irises, just poking out of the leaf litte.
And a tiny bit of red showing on my Rhubarb plants.
The two are the colourful spikes of peonies coming up. They're also among early spring flowers.
The green day lily leaves never seem to quite die over the winter, and they're curling up to grow afresh now.
The Pasque Flower is another very early flower, these buds ready to unfold, but currently shivering under the snow.
And finally! I was astonished to find two Snowdrops in bloom! We have very few, none of those beautiful drifts of them I see on blogs from British Columbia or England, but I'm sure this is the earliest I've seen these.
Signs of spring life and colour! Yay!ReplyDelete
Snowdrops already -- Wow!ReplyDelete
Love all these little glimpses of new life. As if there is excitement in the air.ReplyDelete
Your snowdrop photo, that should/could, (if it were mine I would )be printed and framed, truly beautiful, rhubarb, day lilies, and all else, surely that freezing temperature should stop soon. Beautiful blue sky.ReplyDelete
Your plants are ready to go.ReplyDelete
The plant life is off to a good start. Your spring growth is much more advanced than what is happening here in Pickering. Another snow storm arriving here later to day.ReplyDelete
Our snowdrops have pretty much disappeared for another year, replaced by daffodils, primroses and crocuses. It still astounds me that we're further north than you are - God bless the good old Gulf Stream!ReplyDelete
Hello, it seems like spring is disappearing this week with a storm coming. Love the snowdrops, very pretty. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!ReplyDelete
Flowers! You have flowers blooming! Wonderful!ReplyDelete
Have a great week!
Beautiful pictures of early spring signs. I love them all! :-)ReplyDelete
It HAS been cold this past week! You have lots coming up in the gardens. I have been negligent in checking for my snowdrops, but if yours are up now ...ReplyDelete
Get ready for the big snow tomorrow ;)
We still have a good deal of snow cover. And it's been consistently cold here since the second of March.
Beautiful signs of new life.ReplyDelete
Beautiful signs of new life.ReplyDelete
Love that first picture of the snow and that gorgeous blue sky.ReplyDelete
Lots of SIGNS of Spring.... I know you are READY for Spring up there.
I published a blog post this morning.
Beautiful snowy and spring pictures. The weather can't seem to make up its mind!!ReplyDelete
But those sunny bright days are the best no matter what the season.
We had snow today, but it didn't stay long...the ground too warm for it to last. In ways I really missed seeing a good snow, but may have been for the best with us. Still, I sure enjoy your pics.ReplyDelete
Winter has returned to the Plateau in Tennessee as well. I'm not sure what, if anything, that has been sprouting and blooming is going to survive the next three nights.ReplyDelete
It is so encouraging when little green shoots start poking through the ground.ReplyDelete
A beautiful bright day there----I like it when it is cold but sunny with blue sky. I have about the same plants as you poking through the ground too.ReplyDelete
I always get really excited when spring buds pop up because you know that spring IS coming! Love your photos.ReplyDelete