A day’s difference

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.

Daffodils yesterday

Daffodils yesterday

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!

Daffodils today

Daffodils today

 

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9 Responses to A day’s difference

  1. victoriaaphotography says:

    At this stage of their growth, I’m sure they are hardy little buds. In fact, the extra chill will probably make them stand up straighter when the snow is well & truly gone for the season.
    It’s reassuring to see that new growth and know that alls well with the world around you.

  2. krikitarts says:

    You’re certainly right, Victoria. All is indeed well, and it felt really good to shovel the drive again, though it’s much more pleasant when the snow is not so wet and heavy. But it sure is pretty again, and not just brown and gray and drab with just the little highlights of new green here and there.

  3. Meanderer says:

    We have also had a return to Winter here in the UK. Freezing temps, strong bitterly cold winds, and snow in some parts last night.

    • krikitarts says:

      All part of the cycle, though something seems rather derailed at times. I guess we’ll just appreciate the real spring all the more when it arrives at last. We’re about to head up into northern Minnesota again for a few days, and it’s likely that there’s no hint of anything springlike up there as yet. We’ll see…

  4. Adrian Lewis says:

    Gary, I like the brown leaf in the grip of the myriad Green People, and that snow shot is good too – the little group of sprouting leaves upper left balances it very well. Adrian

  5. krikitarts says:

    The brown leaf in the grip of the green people–now there’s food for the imagination!

  6. seekraz says:

    Yes, She can throw us some curve-balls, can’t She? I like the richness of the colors in that first one, Gary…earthy, warm….

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