This is what we were up to a mere week ago.
Lots of ice. Lots of snow.
Lots of clothing required.
But there was reason to smile. It was warming up!
The walnut trees were budding...
Velvety red blooms waiting to burst into glorious green.
And finally, a long handful of days above freezing, complete with sunshine. Hello, wonderful mud!
Orange mint is coming out to play.
Day lilies are peeking through the half-frozen muck and clay.
The winter savory is revealing itself.
And it looks like my rhododendrons, which haven't bloomed since I planted them two summers ago, might even come out and play.