The weather here has been sooo screwy. Temperatures in the 50’s one week then down to the twenties the next week for months. It was like this to a lesser degree last year and I lost 1/3 of my plants. They never got to sleep properly. But with the extremes this year, the plants are thinking it’s spring already.
This was what I was looking at for three weeks through Christmas. My crabapple bush in bloom. In December. It’s not supposed to bloom till April / May.
My daffodils are coming up. In December instead of March.
We just dropped down into the twenties and teens this week. No more crabapple blooms. And maybe no more crabapple bush. And, yes, that is a dusting of snow on the ground.
The daffys so far are okay looking, but I don’t know how they are going to fair with low temps for the next two months. Assuming, that is, that they stay low for the next two months. How many more of my plants are going to die this winter? Snivel. 😦
(And, oh, did I mention that my yard is a mud pit? I’m not sure if I’m going to have any grass next spring either.)
Yesterday was our first real snow of the year. I’m not ready. I don’t want it. The temperature went down into the 20’s and I was forced to get out my wool socks. *Sniffle* The really bizarre thing, though, is that it will be back in the 60’s by the weekend. Crazy.
Why does something so beautiful have to be so damn cold?
So glad I wasn’t leaving the house. The roads were perfectly clear, but I would have had to ‘de-snow’ the car! (I know, lazy, lazy)
There’s actually a newly made mulch pile behind the huge brush pile that needs deconstructed. And I guess it’s time for me to take down the screens and wash the windows, too.
And this morning we have icicles! Notice the snow has mostly melted off the southern facing part of the trees already.
Snow is pretty, but it’s tough to work in the yard when it’s covered in frozen stuff! 🙂