Sunday, March 1, 2015

Snow Outside, Spring Inside


Until a few days ago, I had never heard of a weeping pussy willow. Now we have one. (And yes, that is an orchid behind it, she has lots of plants in the house.)

The Missus Herself trimmed it back a bit, when she first brought it home it looked like this -


A bit wild and unrestrained it was.

Can't have that now, can we?

I used to wonder at her gardening efforts. No more. You've seen what our yard looks like in the summer and...

What's that? You haven't seen it?

Here's a taste -


Somewhere out there, under all that snow, spring is lurking...


I heard a cardinal singing in the distance today. A sure sign of spring in these parts.

It may feel like a long time until spring, but really, it's not that far away...

Stephen Wolfe Photo CC
A cardinal told me...

16 comments:

  1. No, Spring isn't far away. Daylight Saving's Time starts a week from today. Spring Break starts Friday. Easter is 5 weeks from today. And, while I'm generally not in a hurry to get further down my life, I'm pretty sick and tired of cold and Ice.

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    1. I know what you mean about not wanting to hurry on down the road.

      But Spring will feel good after this Winter.

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    2. Just read an interesting statistic for what it's worth. In 2008 263 people died of heat illness in Texas while 115 died of cold exposure. In the lands of seasons, spring and fall are nice times of the year.

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    3. Spring and fall are the best in New England. Summer is too hot, winter is too cold. Spring and fall are "just right."

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  2. I bought a cut orchid once, and put it in some water. It lasted a long time!

    Baseball tryouts next week. There is a foot of snow on the ground.
    It's just wrong.

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    1. Baseball? Seems a little premature for up north. Particularly where you're at.

      Do they use a different color ball so you can find it in the snow?

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  3. You have experienced springtime in the Rockies, haven't you? My winter travel bag goes into storage in May.

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    1. Oh yes I have. I'm not sure if the winter travel bag ever actually went into storage.

      You just never knew!

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  4. 6 inches of snow yesterday and another inch this morning. I spent this morning shoveling snow off the decks and walkways. Also shoveled snow away from all the gates so I could get them open to do chores and shoveled out the chicken yard so the chickens would get to their feeders.

    All in all, it's been a pleasant weekend but I, like Juvat, am ready for spring. We have robins everywhere so I do believe spring is just around the corner.

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    1. As I look out the window, the snow is falling again.

      Three to six predicted. No, I didn't hear any cardinals today!

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  5. As a friend of mine said: A Tale of Two Back Yards.

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  6. Ya know that 200MT Stupid bomb that Juvat mentioned? Well, someone dropped one here in OK. Most of the damage was done at Wal-Mart.

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    1. Wal-Mart always seems to get hit hard by the Stupid Bombs!

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    1. The Missus Herself beats me like a rented mule in the spring. All those gardens!

      Not to mention the annual cleaning of the koi pond.

      Easy livin'? Pas pour moi!

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