It has rained all day. The diagnosis called for snow beginning at three this afternoon. It is now almost six and the snow is three hours late. There was one down pour that had white globs mixed in, but no real snow yet.
This is what the crocus do on cloudy, rainy and not yet snowy days. No blooms for you.
At 5:53 pm snow flakes have begun to show up in the still falling rain. The constant 40 degrees is now down to 34. Maybe this Winter Storm Warning calling for 2 to 4 inches of snow above 3500 feet, that would be me, is not a false alarm after all.
At least I got a good first wash of the dirt mixed in with the gravel around the new stepping stones today.
By the morning my world could all be covered in white once more. At least the suggested low temps are in the upper 20's and not in the single digit range. That's enough to convince things to stay dormant a while longer without putting a hurting on things that may have jumped the gun a bit to soon.
Funny how this winter that isn't and maybe still is has me thinking I should be planting the roadside vegetable garden now when St. Patrick's Day marks the official start time with the planting of peas, potatoes and greens. I borrowed this date from a gardener in a similar climate zone who learned her lesson from the peas. I grow the sugar snap peas though. Gardy don't shell real peas. Maybe I could get someone else to shell peas cause I do like me some peas.
At 7:03 pm it is now 32 degrees and all snow. It will have to snow harder than that to get to two inches much less four. We'll see what the morning light has to show.