A fresh coat of snow fell overnight in our area, covering the ground, trees, and shrubs with a white carpet of sparking white snow crystals.
By the time I work up, about 2-3 inches had fallen.
Kids will love today’s snow. It’s the kind of snow that’s great for making snowman and other snow sculptures.
But for shoveling, it’s heavy snow.
You want to take time to shovel so you don’t overexert yourself.
By the time I went outside to start shoveling our sidewalk, our 83-year-old neighbor was almost done shoveling snow at their home.
I crossed the street to help them finish shoveling their driveway.
When I told our neighbor my first spring flower from bulbs was already blooming, they were shocked.
“Wow, that’s early!”
Snowdrops in Bloom
My snowdrops started blooming December 29, four days after Christmas.
I replied it was a few days earlier than what I’ve seen in the past, commenting I’ve frequently seen them blooming the first week of January.
But when my snowdrops bloomed in January in the past, the weather was warmer, reaching 50 degrees the first week of January.
My neighbor said they were going to check their spring blooming bulbs to see if any had popped through the soil and were blooming.
Here are my snowdrops from the front courtyard this morning, still blooming in the blanket of snow.
Have you seen any spring-flowering bulbs in bloom this week in your garden?