Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Spring is coming...

The sassafras buds outside my bathroom window continue to swell:  they're on time, according to past posts.

Many of our native plants are reliable barometers of spring;  others are responding to different cues, and non-native ornamentals -- well, they're all over the map in terms of timing.

Sassafras buds last year -- they're about the same stage right now
We were reminded in our local paper today of a Storm of the Century 25 years ago -- it was truly a storm and blizzard here in the mountains. 

I was down in the Coastal Plain of Georgia, and snowflakes were falling there, most unusually, so I didn't drive up to Clemson that weekend, where my hubbie already was.

Things change, but the seasons do still come, although perhaps with different rhythms.

3 comments:

  1. It was quite invigorating to be down South last weekend and see nature gently awaken from her seasonal rest. Terrific words for right now in the garden.

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  2. I know nature will tell us when she’s ready for spring, but I confess to an almost uncontained longing for it RIGHT NOW (for all the good it will do me!)

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