Wednesday, February 29, 2012

leap day

Does a year that gives February 29 days mean that winter is one day longer? Not that this year's winter has felt very wintry. And the garden thinks it's spring already. Crocuses




and daffodils



are coming up. And if you look closely in that first photo you can see a little weed. I've noticed some nice green weeds around that never died back when winter came. What also did not die back are some of my roses.






Not your typical February. I wasn't in Cleveland at this time of year last year, but two years ago on the last day of February my backyard looked like this:




Just a bit different.  I prefer the green.  And am just as ready for spring as my greening garden is.

10 comments:

  1. Crocuses are my favourite! It does my heart good to see them sprouting & blooming every year.

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  2. Flowers, trees, everything is blooming here in Va. The pollen is going crazy and its not a fun time for allergy sufferers. I missed snow this year! Oh well, I guess I will just have to go with it and enjoy this super early spring! :-)

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  3. Beautiful to see your garden waking up. Interesting that both our countries, so far apart, have had mild winters. We have a large patch of snowdrops recently appeared that look so cheery and pretty. A few flowers came early because the winter was so mild but then a short while ago we had a sudden temperature drop that very sadly killed them. But the cold spell was so brief that most things have survived and Spring has definitely begun as far as our garden is concerned. I must get out there with my camera too.

    Hope all is good with you & Spring is bringing you smiles.
    Kat :-) Xx

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  4. I much prefer the green to the white now too!

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  5. Oh, it lifts my heart to see these sprouting greens!! It has been a "brown" winter here, but we just had enough snow to cover the ground, so I'm satisfied with that! Now to go out and look in my own yard for early signs of spring! Thanks for sharing these "green" photos, Anne.

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  6. wow, that is incredible. I totally prefer green too. our yard looks like your yard did two years ago.

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  7. I'm ready for green too! This morning I spied the first daffodil shoots and an early miniature iris. Yea! It means the boring beige landscape will soon shift to chartreuse. Have fun with your doggies this weekend.

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  8. Oh my sweet anne, your garden is so beautiful! I love seeing all these pretty photos of your garden. :) Have a lovely merry happy weekend and love to you!

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  9. Your joy this March may be a beautiful bouquet of flowers! I enjoy your photos of your wonderful garden and even your snow picture from two years ago.

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  10. Thanks so much! I am really looking forward to spring. And flowers, flowers, flowers. Lots of things for me to photograph and paint! I'm a little worried because I noticed one of my roses just starting to break bud. Old leaves from last year don't bother me, but if the new leaves get blasted by the snow and ice...

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