It’s been a combination of blustery, down right windy, rainy, snowy, sleeting, and 75 degrees over the past week,
which is typical for March here in the far southeastern corner of Colorado.
Still, unsettled as the weather has been, spring is officially here today. We will undoubtedly get more wintry weather before spring really settles in. The tulips, grape hyacinths, and the hint of dandelions in my yard are coming out of hibernation to greet the growing season.
Mushu would say the flowers in my backyard popped up out of the snow like daisies.
The collage below is the batch of tulips that insist on growing in the most awful sandy soil in my yard and in a most inconvenient location. Every year, I build a dirt dyke and construct a barricade of rocks around them, so water will stay long enough to do them some good.
The top picture is the bunch of tulips right after they pushed through the ground on March 10th. The bottom picture was taken March 18th. The bunch on the lower left weren’t up on the 10th. The picture on the lower right is the progress of the flowers that came up first. They certainly grow quickly.
Until next time,
writing through history one romance upon a time