Saturday, February 11, 2017

Signs of Spring

I know I should be worried about global warming rather than rejoicing in the unseasonably warm weather, but I can't help feeling a little thrill when I see those green shoots breaking through the dirt.

It's only February, but soft pussy willow buds hang at the end of tree limbs and birds chirp from bare branches.
These are hollyhocks already sprouting. 
The temperature today rose into the 60s. And, although it looks to dip down into the 30s in the coming week, predictions are for 60s again next weekend.
This is an iris that has already faced some winter weather

And I'm not the only one enjoying the warm weather.
He wouldn't lie still but kept rolling around, so he looks slightly evil. 

4 comments:

francetaste said...

I see some of the wild fruit trees starting to flower. And bees! The fear is if there is a cold snap before spring really comes, and the frost kills everything.

Just Me said...

Guess we're all seeing signs of Spring. I heard some one the other day say, "I don't care if it's warm or cold, just stay one way or the other!" So funny the head spins of huge back n forths. I for one am enjoying the warm winter.

Paulita said...

Francetaste, Yes, a cold snap might definitely damage the plants.
Just Me, I'm always in favor of the warmer weather.

Jeanie said...

We saw our first hint of a daff poking above the ground. Worrying in a Michigan February. But oh, I'm longing for spring. Your cat looks divinely happy!

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