Before the storm

Spring has come early this year. The first quince bud opened three weeks ago, and Iris reticulata, Helleborus and even the first daffodils began to flower.

Then, winter came back with a vengeance. It brought bitterly cold nights and days on which the temperature rose barely above freezing. This morning, the ground was solidly frozen and the daffodils were hanging their pretty heads. They will recover, but this is not what they expected– or we.

And now, a blizzard is coming! The forecast is for up to a foot of snow. We’ll see. We got the shovels out again and are prepared. Stay tuned.