Was I too eager? Too optimistic? Too confident? Too complacent? If so, I apologize. Continuing with my plan to follow the progress of the first of the new growth, I went back out again yesterday afternoon for a look at a different daffodil patch and found dozens more pushing up through last fall’s leaves.
But Mama Nature has a way of reminding us that she’s still in charge and can change her mind on surprisingly short notice. I awoke this morning, for example, to find that nearly two inches of new snow had fallen, and more is predicted. It’s also forecast to drop to 27°F (-2.8°C) later today. Those nice little daffodil shoots with the graceful oak leaf among them now look quite different. I hope this sudden change doesn’t stunt their growth or otherwise nip them in their little buds!