Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Spring Flowers Under the Snow

More Snow . . .

and more coming this weekend. 10 inches this time, I haven't looked at how much this weekend. I've resigned myself that Ohio has become part of the Arctic. I am also not shoveling as a form of protest against Mother Nature (this will stop as soon as I have to go somewhere, but I feel like a rabble rouser now).

I've been thinking a lot about the spring bloomers, buried under 2-1/2 feet of snow. They are enjoying the cold snap - it's a sign to them that they will be growing soon.

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The crocus, first harbinger of spring

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Snowdrops, crocus' faithful companion

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Grape hyacinth, miniature signs of Easter

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The confetti petals of witch hazel, yellow against a field of white

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Daffodil's little sister, jonquil


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The miniature blooms of the star flower

And a little later . . .

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Bleeding heart, indescribable blooms

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It's woodland cousin, dutchman's breeches


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And the elegant primrose, neon pops of color.

So dig yourselves out (if you aren't joining my protest), look about the yard, and dream about the flowers which will soon be filling it. Winter can't last forever!

5 comments:

Cora said...

Oh wow...how you can make someone wish for spring to hurry hurry!! The flowers shots are gorgeous and make my heart ache for some warmer weather so we can get outside more!

Dig yourself out before it gets so deep you are stuck! :)
Have a great week!

Bloom fine art fotografi said...

So gorgeous...nice to see some blooms. This wintergrey is just too much...
Beautiful post today, looking forward to spring.
Have wonderful Tuesday.

janis said...

I wish we had snow here... the sun is nice but not this soon. Enjoy the moment, spring will come fast enough... :^)

...and thank you for all your lovely comments too Erin -

Denise | Chez Danisse said...

Triumphant!

The Crane Family said...

I get a little tired of people complaining about the snow. Like you said, it can't last forever, so try, TRY to enjoy it! Come a 100-degree day, we're going to dream of this snow...

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