First they said snow. Then they said rain. What I got was black clouds, strong winds and some mist. This storm plain missed. It won't be the first time I have watched a storm hit the high peaks and move north without making it over the mountains.
I also got a doubling of degrees which along with the mist set a melt into motion. I was expecting my Bloom Day to be buried in snow. Instead I have 'Arnold's Promise' Witch hazel ready to go.
This crocus was poised to bloom ten days ago. Then it got buried in snow. It has been in suspended animation ever since. The sun will be out by Wednesday. By Friday it will be sixty degrees. When that happens things GO! I have a feeling I will be seeing a lot of crocus very soon.
'Diane' is blooming. Sorry it is out of focus, but I don't recall any focus rules for Bloom Day.
The snowdrops are being released from an icy grip. They will resume business right where they left off as if nothing at all happened over the last week and a half of frigid snowy days.
Some of the snowdrops are past peak. There are thousands more, with some of them just coming up. That makes for an extended period of snowdrops.
By late afternoon the snow was well on its way to gone. I cleaned the main floor of the house next door while it melted. One more floor to go. Then I will consider some light mopping.
More importantly, the pipes at the well head next door need repair again. A brand new hose bib was snapped off in the cold. %^&@(*!!) The well was off. The pipes were drained. How did a brand new metal hose bib snap off at the threads like that? Damn Cheap Crap from China!!!
Ohmm....... It will be spring soon.