Hope springs… and hopes dashed

This week began with a few warm days. Snow is still at least knee deep in most places, but along the edge of the house we have a narrow strip of bare ground.

In the garden I built around the well, peaking up through the sopping mud, are some very small spears of iris.

Iris sprouting in the spring

Could it be possible that spring might come this year?

As if!

The weather forecast for today calls for temperatures to dip below freezing again and for 10cm (nearly 4 inches) of snow to fall.

Winter just totally gave spring the cold shoulder.

What’s the weather like where you are? Have you seen any signs of spring yet? What first flowers are you looking forward to seeing? I feel like I don’t have to ask this, but who else is ready for spring?

13 thoughts on “Hope springs… and hopes dashed

  1. Snowdrops, crocuses, hellebores can’t wait to see them. Have you heard what the temp. Is gonna be tomorrow? A nostril-freezing -30!

  2. We hit 71F yesterday and today the wind is howling and snow blowing and a high of 36F! Our trees have started sprouting little leaves and I hope this cold weather doesn’t damage them. Come on Spring!

  3. McMaster closed at 11:30 a.m. because of the storm. I’m about to get a call from a colleague in the Yukon though… He probably won’t have much sympathy for us. 😛

  4. Spring seems to have pretty much sprung around here. We’ve got lots of the early flowers, like snowdrops, crocuses, camellias, hyacinth, daffodils and tulips. So that means it MUST be heading your way! I will tell it to hurry along. 🙂

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