Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Winter, Spring, Winter

It's that time of the year again when the temperatures do their wild fluctuations!  For the past several days, we've had temps in the high 70's to low 80's - pure heaven after the cold we've had.  But we had a front move through yesterday that has brought back the cooler temps.  It's not all that cold but still nearly 30 degrees cooler than what it has been.

The daffodils and forsythia are blooming and I spotted a crocus nearly open yesterday.  These plants seem able to take the weather see-saw although a hard freeze would probably ruin the blooms.

Little teasers of spring right now then back to winter.

Another sign of the season is that there are a lot of skunks out and many are being hit on the highways.  Since we're in the country, many are hit on the road on which we live.  That makes for such a delightful perfume for several days!

But, the skunks and the early flowers signal that spring really isn't that far away.  Here's hoping it's early this year!


sue said...

The daffodils in my garden are so late this year ... I have maybe 5 in bloom out of 100s - they'll probably wait till we are back out in Fuerte (2 weeks time) and they'll bloom their little hearts out!!!

Daffs are David's favourite flower and I always have to buy bunches for the house and his 'office' because I'm not allowed to pick them from the garden!!

Dors said...

Spring looks like it has sprung at last for you Jan. Doesn't it make you feel so alive. Glad your feeling warmer over there.

BTW. thanks so much for your help on the black cat. Hugs.