It seems the snow will never stop. We haven’t had the huge accumulations that parts of New England have seen, just another couple of inches one day, another couple of inches a few days after that. After a while it does amount to a whole bunch.
The sun has been shining more (when it’s not snowing), but the subzero (F) windchills make me disinclined to go out for a walk to enjoy it. This is when cold climate gardeners dig deep into their hardy souls for the gumption that will see them through. Don’t be surprised if a plant jumps in your cart. And don’t hesitate to use some light therapy if you find your spirits drooping further than a mere bouquet of flowers can dissipate. More cabin fever tips here.I know we have had more snow in other years. Back in the 90s, we certainly had more cold. A week of weather where it got down to -30F every night was expected, and it only gradually warmed up from that. Spring has been coming earlier these past two decades than it did back then. But dang, after all that mildness, a “normal” winter is hard to take. And yet, spring has come every year in its own good time. Last year, snowdrops were up by March 18th; March 7th the year before that. Is it unreasonable to think I could see snowdrops in a month? What do you think?
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