If you live in the northern hemisphere, spring arrived on March 1st according to the World Meteorological Organization and will last for the months of March, April and May. Many of my fellow bloggers who garden have spoken about spring weather for weeks. At our home in New Hampshire, maybe spring will really be here on March 20th which is the day that is considered the first day of spring by being the day of the Vernal Equinox.
Spring is here…I think not. We had 14 inches of sticky wet snow on the meteorological first day of spring. Snow shovels are back on the front porch, the snowplow is on the truck and you can hear the sound of snowblowers in the air.
Look at the orchard with the apples trees totally enclosed in sticky snow.
Our average temperatures for the month of March are in the 40’s for the day and the 20’s at night so the snow will melt and refreeze each day. By the time the snow has completely melted, I hopefully will see daffodils starting to bud. I always look forward to their sunny color. Until then, I am very happy that we have a wonderful yellow house to brighten our days.
The sun came out for ten minutes and I ran out to capture the sun shining on all the icicles. Does the tree look familiar? That is the Japanese maple that everyone loved this fall. Now instead of brilliant red leaves, it is covered in large gobs of sticky with snow.
The drive has been plowed and all the snow equipment is back in the barn. Since it is spring, do you think it won’t be used again? I’ve learned when you live in New England to never say never. After all, the first snowfall of the season was on Halloween and last year we had snow on the first of April. Mother nature gave us an April Fools Day snowstorm.
For the time being, I will have to dream about spring flowers, budding apple trees, and green grass. I have enjoyed the photos of lovely red bud trees and bright azaleas that Linda at Lulu Musing has on her blog. If you are having mild weather and have lovely flowers blooming now, please post some photos on your blogs to cheer those of us who are living in a black and white world now. Your photos will keep our spirits up and make us smile.