Friday afternoon after a visit with our neighbors, DH and I took a “walk-about” around the yard, checking for signs of spring. While it’s still too early for our landscaping, we did find some signs of spring … in our trees.
Here’s our flowering pear … from the looks of it, it will be blooming before too much longer. Oh, I’ll know it’s spring when something is blooming!
Our flowering cherry is a little further behind. With any luck, it’ll be flowering by the time the pear is done … in my ideal world there will always be something blooming.
I’d read online that weeds were annuals, and that they’d die over the winter. Well, I’m here to tell you that it’s not true … at least not in my yard!
Saturday provided more hope that spring is just around the corner … it was a sunny, warm day. Granted our high was still 5 degrees below normal, but it was pleasant.
Except there is more. About 8:00 last night I waded through the snow on the deck to measure the snow … my unofficial report was that we had 8 1/4” … and it was still snowing. I’m not sure how accurate that was because by then the winds had really started to blow … no point in going out to measure this morning as I can see huge drifts, even out on our deck. The official report from St. Louis is 12.2”.
We learned our lesson from the last snowfall (6”) … we got out 3 times yesterday and were able to keep the driveway respectably cleared. Of course, with the high winds we had last night, we now have drifts in the driveway. No need to go to the Y when we can get plenty of exercise shoveling.
Hopefully this is Winter’s last hurrah … we are ready for spring here at Chez Nana.