50 degrees in October feels like the first intimation of winter. 50 degrees in March feels like a heat wave. The whole world seems to be breathing out one big sigh of relief. The snow is melting, the ice is gone, vast swaths of ground have reappeared. Granted, most of the soil doesn’t look so […]
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We were so close to getting rid of the ice. It was even forming cool shapes, like shelves on the front steps. The first snowdrop is lifting a white flower from the brown earth. But no. Now it’s all covered with a thin, thin layer of slick, white goop. Overnight it’s going to rain and […]
Read More The ice vanishes, the snow drops
Could this be our February thaw? The ice is melting under the tiny shelves that form at the edges of the snowbanks. You can hear dripping all around outside. It’s still not melting fast enough to suit me, and while I was hacking at crunchy, cracking ice, I found out that my scarf is indeed […]
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Spring is coming even inside the house. Like this orchid, for instance. No matter how I neglect it, every year it puts up a shoot of flowers. Meanwhile, there’s quite a bank of snowdrops developing outside.
Read More Starting to believe in spring
I’m pretty sure no one’s going to see this post unless you know to look for it, just as I’ve been looking for snowdrops in my yard since January. Usually a few show up around Martin Luther King Day, but I didn’t see one this year until the last week of February, jammed in there […]
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