Readers, Welcome to my blog (formerly Birds, Blooms, Books, etc). I'm entering a new decade taking on the challenge of moving from Maryland after living there 46 years and learning about my new home here in New England in the Live Free or Die state - New Hampshire. Join me as a write this new chapter of my life.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Then and Now

Last year at this time spring was in full swing.

Flowers were blooming.

Bleeding heart.


The pond was coming to life with its ring of irises greening up and

the goldfish and cattails in abundance.

It was warm enough to do spring chores and enjoy doing them.

Even the hostas in the glen garden were up and showing their colors.  So were the ones under my study window.

But today?  Now?

We awoke to the biggest snowstorm of the winter except winter is supposed to be over.

Here's the pond.  No sign of life there.

The cattails look like Q-tips.

The perennial garden is buried.

The glen garden with the beds of hostas - just white.

And the snow continues to fall.  Prediction? 2-4 inches except we have that and more.

Here are the daffodils outside Dan's study which were set to open.

The seeds in the vegetable garden will have to wait another week or more.  I planted them on a warm day two weeks ago and I thought I had seen a few seedlings emerging in the lettuce row.  No chance of that now.

 Spring has been put on hold!