Saturday 23 March 2013

What happened to Spring?

March Snow

It's officially springtime but I am not sure that Mother Nature realises this! What a long winter this has been and there is no let up.

We had a couple of inches of snow (5 cms) in the last 24 hours. That is very little compared to some parts of the UK and we had little disruption. However, the plants and trees still think it's winter. There are no traces of green on the trees.

Pheasant in the Snow

The animals and birds are also confused. The cock pheasants are following the females around the garden displaying their beautiful colours. The females are not interested. Today's snow dampened this guy's ardour.


Some of the plants are soldiering on despite the weather. The snowdrops have almost finished flowering and these crocuses were making the most of some of the rare sunshine a couple of weeks ago.

Springtime is my favourite time of year. It is Easter next week. Can we please have some decent weather to get out in the garden and enjoy it?

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