A visual journal

A false start to March?


After yesterdays glorious red sunset, Tatyana – I have to tell you that to-day was dull and rainy.

More worrisome is the forecast for the end of the week.

Temperatures of -2 and snow!

Given the mild weather we have experienced, things have started sprouting and blossoming in the garden …

They are in for a shock.

13 responses

  1. No..No..I don’t want more snow. Everything is starting to grow in the garden. It would be too disappointing. I would have to go back into hibernation!

    March 2, 2009 at 11:00 pm

    • No, no don’t go back into hibernation – else you will miss all the planting dates for your veg 🙂

      March 3, 2009 at 6:14 pm

  2. One step forwards and two backwards ! My little seedlings are going to shiver and so am I. Lovely pink buds Karen.

    March 2, 2009 at 11:25 pm

    • I know Anna – I am quite glad that I am behind with sowing seeds

      March 3, 2009 at 6:15 pm

  3. Dobby

    It’s not only the poor plants that will get a shock. Still, we did have snow in April last year!

    March 2, 2009 at 11:59 pm

    • We did indeed Dobby – and I have the pictures to prove it – it does feel like this is turning into rather a long winter.

      March 3, 2009 at 6:16 pm

  4. karen, Your photo is a lovely…(Tatyana’s were, too). Winter just doesn’t want to let go across the pond either. But the hellebores will be fine! Gail

    March 3, 2009 at 12:27 am

    • Thanks Gail – It is my dark leaved prunus which is a bit overpowering when in full leaf – but the blossom is a delight.

      March 3, 2009 at 6:16 pm

  5. Just stopping by to say hello. I just photographed a new hellebore variety called ‘Hot Flash’ – it was very tiny in 2007 when I received it to trial. And today it’s blooming! Leathery, silvery leaves… interesting. At any rate, here near San Francisco it’s December in March. Stormy, relentless rain. But our reservoirs are not full yet, so we mustn’t complain.

    March 3, 2009 at 12:31 am

    • Alice – Thanks for dropping by – and your new hellebore sounds wonderful – I am very fond of hellebores.

      March 3, 2009 at 6:17 pm

  6. Such a lovely photo, Karen. I hope your blooms and blossoms don’t get damaged by the cold temps and/or snow. We just had a surprise snowstorm here and I went through much the same concerns as you! I posted it for GBMD. I think Mother Nature has her wires crossed!

    March 3, 2009 at 3:19 am

    • Thanks Jan – I think we are due snow later in the week – but we dont get snow here, (much) so if it does arrive …. 😦
      I think you are right – Mother nature has her wires crossed!

      March 3, 2009 at 6:18 pm

  7. Looks like the snow did’nt hold out for you. So sad, We didnt escape here in N.cen.Tx. Either!

    March 3, 2009 at 8:32 pm

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