Monday, March 22, 2010

It Was Inevitable

Sadly I don't really mind. Long underwear and multiple layers just feels right. What has become of the half naked tropical me?

It came fast and quick. The ground once again covered in a white winter cloak. The bulbs knowing, stop, close up shop and enter suspended animation.

Three days of warm sunshine stand tall, unwilling to give up the gains.

How do they know not to open until the time is just right? It is a marvel.

Gnomon, what might it eventually reveal?

Just the other day I was gardening.

Sleep tight sweet berries. I sure hope they will be alright.

Until another day.

Winter has returned.

It was inevitable.


Kitty said...

I planted fruit trees last spring. I have a tiny orchard. The plums. peach and apricot are all blooming. I am watching the weather with trepidation. We look safe for 10 days. But, I am not trusting of the weatherman.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I wonder how they know too. Smart plants. They know how to survive a cruel spring.

Anonymous said...

When I saw your title, I knew what had happened. You are taking it much more stoically than I am. I do know some swear words, even though they might only be uttered in my brain. Your crocus do look smart. :-)

Christopher C. NC said...

Kitty it seems a bit early for fruit trees to be blooming in Mebane in a normal winter. Apples up here bloom around the first two weeks of April. They're newbies and may not know the ropes yet.

Lisa I don't think we have entered cruel yet when winter was only gone for three short days. Now I am expecting rapid melt since I have scheduled myself for money paying work later in the week.

Frances is it snowing on you too? It is only around 30 here and it is melting fairly well on the still warm ground. I am not expecting another extended snow pack.

Heather's Garden said...

Too bad you missed the deadline, because that is a fantastic photo. Sorry about the late snow...we're fearful of one here too, it's just been too warm too early.

Lola said...

Sad, but nature knows best. The white stuff looks pretty & it is doing a job. Protecting & nourishing at the same time. Hopefully by the weeks end it will be gone & once again warmth will be present.
It is still cool for here this time of yr. Supposed to rain Fri. but was hoping it would hold off as I expect company. Today was windy & cool. I need to do some much needed garden chores. Tomorrow is a good day. We'll see.

Anonymous said...

In other words, it's a normal spring. (: Gaahhh!!


chuck b. said...

According to Facebook, it snowed in Atlanta too.


Randy Emmitt said...

Wow here on the other end of NC we just got some cool wind and barely any rain. I had a new camellia open yesterday morning, last night the bloom was on the ground from the wind.

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

You're starting to sound like a Chicagoan, we're so used to having are spring gardens recovered with snow. I sympathize. Plants are wonderful, mysterious things, and it's amazing how the little Crocuses rebound from the weather vagaries.

Dee/reddirtramblings said...

Your photos are inspiring. It snowed in Oklahoma too last Saturday, and yes, it was inevitable. It's all almost melted now, and we're having beautiful sunny weather for the blossoms to spread their petals. Happy Spring.~~Dee

GarysAloha said...

Aloha Christopher, It was great seeing you again. And I am grateful that I get to keep up on your patch of dirt and your life through this blog.

I am sorry we didn't get to say goodbye in person, but I know you had a fine time here.

Best wishes from Maui. I am sending you buckets of Aloha with the island treasures of plumeria, ginger, and ocean breezes.

Glad your snow melted so fast. Love your photos. Mahalo.

Christopher C. NC said...

Aloha Gary. It was a treat to be able to see you and Owen again. If you ever decide to visit the east coast for fall color, gimme a holler.