It may be February, but we had some GLORIOUS spring-like weather last weekend.
Most of the snow and ice in our yard melted (but not all of it! I wish it was all completely gone) and it really did feel like spring. Our little gnome seemed to be basking in the sunlight, and I was surprised at how much green I saw in the planter he’s perched on. The pachysandra I transplanted (thanks, Mom and Dad!) last fall seems to have survived at least!
February seems to last forever, doesn’t it? Somehow the shortest month seems the most difficult to get through, and we’ve had a doozy weather-wise this year. Still, we’ve had a few sunny days and those always remind me that this, too, shall pass, and that sooner than later we’ll have warmer temperatures and fewer overcast days. We hope, anyway. One never knows with Michigan. Let’s all send out some positive good-weather wishes!
So the sun has actually been shining the past few days and the amaryllis is soaking it right up. The original bud now has three full blooms and the second bud is starting to open. It did get a bit warmer today, which was nice for the first day of February. There is hope that winter will eventually end!
More photos at my Flickr.