It seems like all of us are experiencing an early start to spring. I can't tell you how happy I am that all our snow has melted already with the exception of the giant piles of snow that are man made from all the snow clearing that has to be done in parking lots etc.
Backing up a little- I took this in January on a pretty sunlit day. There is a buffalo farm not far from us and they just looked so cozy this day relaxing in the sun I had to take a picture.
I couldn't help but admire how the snow accented our big ash tree one Sunday morning in February.
Notice this area on the tree- it looks like a heart doesn't it? It was close to Valentine's Day and I thought that was interesting!
The backyard garden area...though it looks like a lot of snow it was much less as compared to our normal snowfall...no one is complaining about that part!
The turkey's have been visiting....they scatter easily when they spot me taking pictures
The winter garden...This is why I don't clear everything away until spring...love the ornamentation of the dried plants in the winter.
Last fall I set a pot of daffodils (that I never planted in the ground from last spring- LAZY) right next to my rose shrub last fall.... eventually it was buried by much more snow. My plan was to dig it out and bring it in for some early blooms to enjoy.
As you can see in this picture the snow piled on pretty high. We had several warm ups and melt downs which made for very dense icy snow and I literally couldn't dig them out.
We've gone from this to...
this in a few weeks...
Today the deck is empty and all the snow is gone! Hooray!! It's not pretty but just being able to see the ground makes me happy!
About 2 weeks ago the Christmas Cactus started to bloom again.
I intended to join the Sunlit Sunday party when I took these pictures but got distracted.
Finally due to the fast thawing we're experiencing I was able to dig out the pot of daffodils. They had started to grow late last fall because it warmed up again. All the green that appeared seemed to just go into a state of suspension.
I set them on the floor where they'd get some sun and in only a few days they've really taken off. This is all the same greenery you saw in the picture before.
Enjoying every minute of the sunlit days around here and looking forward to being outdoors again in the garden.
I will be joining-