March 7, 2010
Another glorious day, and I was outdoors pruning an apple tree (a post on that coming soon) and noticing––hurrah!––small bits of green coming up through snow and ice and the debris of last summer's garden. Above are daylilies, poking their heads up along the warm south side of the house, next to the granite block foundation. The warmth thrown off from the stone creates a mini climate encouraging the early emergence of the old-fashioned daylily.
In a south facing border in front of the shed, tiny heads of small early daffodils (I think these are Jet Fire) are showing through a thin layer of ice, a layer gone by afternoon. The snow is retreating, but it may return, so we'll enjoy this weather with its spring notes to the full.