Sunday, October 20, 2013

Another golden autumn day.  Winter still seems far off, although  two years  ago we had a snow storm at Halloween. And of course last year was Sandy, another mess. Not so bad here in the Hudson Valley, we are far enough from the coast.

But still it did some damage.

For weeks it has been mild and for the most part sunny. It has been a good gardening season. And  I am fortunate enough to have been outdoors for much of every day.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

It's the first day of spring! We had snow yesterday, but really the picture above is typical of March in this zone, early flowers and snow. I have grape hyacinths, pictured above, snowdrops, the first crocuses, and a viola blooming.

It makes me laugh when people get all worked up about the groundhog on February 2, whether he(she?) sees his(her) shadow or not, spring comes in six weeks. As long as you remember spring in the Hudson Valley can mean snow along with warmer sun, longer days, and budding trees, it all makes sense.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

February, Can Spring Be Far Behind?

Since Christmas the days have been getting longer, and now even the angle of the light is changing. We can and probably will have plenty more snow ahead, but I bought flower seeds today, and the forsythia is starting to bud. 

This picture is from one of my back windows. No new green, but the snow is gone, for now.