In March 2015, there was 70+ inches of snow on the ground after a historical/hysterical winter in New England.
One year later, March 2016 arrived with NO SNOW on the ground. And this week, the mercury on the thermometer hit 77 degrees! On my morning garden walk, I noticed that the soil is raised and cracked in the garden beds, indicating that the plants deep below are waking up to reach up for some sunshine.
Today, I discovered yellow and purple crocus, purple pansies (near the ones blooming this past Christmas), and the soft pink petals of the hellebore flowers (aka: Lenten Rose).
The birds were out, singing and filling their little wood and metal houses around the garden with organic matter to build up their nests. And the cloudy air had the fragrance of rain. (If that scent could be bottled, it would make the most exquisite perfume!)
The sights, sounds, and smells of a new season, arriving a few weeks early are welcome to this anxious gardener. Hello again, spring – it’s so nice to have you back!