Friday, February 24, 2012

Cold Blossom

cold blossum by Teckelcar
cold blossum, a photo by Teckelcar on Flickr.
My poor beleaguered daffodils, they don't know what hit them this week.

Sunday we had our big snowstorm that buried them in four and half inches of very wet snow. Some blossoms were knocked flat to the ground and all of them were tightly furled. The one here was pictured at just the start of the snow fall, the rain was just transitioning over to a more frozen form. You can just make out the crystals of ice in and amongst the water droplets.

Today the temperatures spiked all the way to 83. No that's not a typo, it was Eighty Three freak'n degrees outside. So of course we had a huge blow of a thunderstorm whip through tossing all the trees. Now the temps have dropped to 48 and the stars are out in their full brilliance.

This winter has been unbelievable.

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