I never thought it would arrive, but finally we’ve made it to end of February which means maybe only one more month of winter.
The state’s official snowfall record in Concord is 84.3″. We live closer to the seacoast so I’m guessing we actually moved a little more snow than that.
It was wicked cold this morning doing chores with a temperature of an actual -13 degrees. Roofs have been damaged or fallen and the ice dams have caused water leakage in more homes, churches, and businesses than I can count. It’s been tough. But, the days are getting longer and there is hope for spring. We actually have our first Master Gardener meeting this Thursday at the University of New Hampshire Macfarlane Greenhouse.
I’ve posted photos before of a plant that a dear friend gave us about ten years ago. He has since passed, but every time I look at that plant I smile thinking of the true gentleman that he was. And, right in the midst of this cold winter day, what do I see but the first blossom. It may be some type of day lily because the blossom only lasts one day. One day is enough for this cold weary woman because there are several more buds which means there is more beauty to come.
Here’s hoping you are either outside working in your garden or have some beauty inside to enjoy, and that none of us has lost our sense of humor as a result of this wicked winter. 🙂