I took this photo yesterday, a day ahead of Garden Bloggers Bloom Day. I knew that rain was predicted for Wednesday afternoon and throughout today, but late yesterday morning it was merely overcast and quite mild, and I thought, “Go looking for flowers now, or forget about it.”
So I went galomphing about in the nearly slushy snow, and took photos of snowdrops in various stages of bud. These were the closest to blooming.
Then, as predicted, it started to rain on all that snow. Fog began to rise from the snow pack and became quite dense. It was almost surreal, the way it rose from the snow and started moving with the air currents:
The fog continued to rise and became especially thick over the brook, until the whole valley filled up with fog:
That was yesterday. It was supposed to rain all day today. I got up this morning, saw the snow was basically gone from the lawn, and thought, “Shoot! I should have taken a before picture. No one is going to believe how fast the snow melted.” Then, as I watched, snow began to mix with the rain, and in another hour, it was all snow, and soon after, the lawn was covered with snow again. Later on, it turned back to rain.
Tomorrow, another storm is coming. They are expecting 6 to 10 inches of snow to accumulate by the time the storm is done on Saturday. Clearly spring is not around this corner.