01 March 2010
March comes in...wearing a Hockey Jersey!
While other parts of eastern North America got blasted with yet another snowstorm, we had a rare respite and were bombarded with rain over the past few days. Although we're far from spring's door, we can at least see some vision on the horizon.
Snowdrifts have dropped from being four or five feet in height in parts of the yard to being ONLY two or three feet deep. It's very wet throughout the yard, so I was reluctant to go beyond the immediate dooryard. However...
A couple of weeks ago, I thought I saw signs of colour in the flower buds on my small Arnold Promise hamamelis. Sure enough, here we go with the first flowers of the new gardening season.
They aren't the largest, or the showiest, flowers I've ever seen. But they're on their way, which means spring is on its way. I haven't yet squished down to the lower garden to see how 'Diane' is doing.
Did March come in like a lion or a lamb where you live? Here, it's been sort of a lion what with the wind overnight, and sort of lamblike with the mild temperatures and almost-sun this afternoon. So it's a lion-lamb...but it's also dressed in a Team Canada hockey jersey, with number 87 on the back.
Hometown boy makes VERY good.
Thank you, Sidney Crosby. Thank you, Vancouver. Well done, EVERYONE, all teams, all sports.
Okay, so how long til spring REALLY gets here?