Sunday, March 18, 2012

damaged double daffodils

The combination of snow and then hail did not leave the double daffodils looking their best.

They still manage to show signs of spring amidst the frostbite, though.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Friday tornadoes, Monday snow

It must be March.
Friday afternoon last week I was at work as the tornadoes that killed quite a number of people in Indiana and Kentucky passed by us. We were prepared to shelter in a windowless room, but it proved unnecessary.

Monday morning I woke to this.

The prediction had been for "one to three inches" and I had one inch in some places and three inches in others. Good call.

It was a very heavy wet snow (the cedars are usually upright):

And on my way home that afternoon I saw five very large snowmen, and one that I think was supposed to be a baby. It was sitting down in a very toddler-esque posture, anyway. Two of the snowmen were on the grounds of a Masonic Lodge, so I think they were made by grown-ups.

It is fairly obvious which car is going to work and which one is staying home.

Two days this week were shirt-sleeve weather in the afternoon. What more has March in store for us?

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

in the park

Celebrating the lamb-like beginning of March with a walk in a nearby park where I've seen daffodils in other years, I caught an artificial rainbow, too. Since I can't see what's on the screen of the iPod in bright daylight (I have to hope I've got what I'm looking at) it was quite a surprise to me.

There must have been a house in these woods once, for there to be so many daffodils, but it's all woods and a park, now.

I enjoy it as a change from walking in my own woods. The trails have more variety, and some of them are longer than any winding around I can do in my own forty-eight acres.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

maintenance post

OK, I went in and took word verification off, and changed the number of days before requiring moderation to three. We'll see how that works. They didn't make that easy, did they?

And hey! what happened to subscribing to comments? Now I'm supposed to check back on each comment thread on every blog I read until it dies down? How crazy are they?

Thursday, March 1, 2012

checking up on spring

I walked down the hill today to see how the daffodils were doing. They've bloomed a lot more since the last time.

Then, back up the hill home, where I found the narcissus leaves twice as high as last week.

And the daylilies have poked their noses up, like little boats sailing on a sea of weeds.