Snow Blooms

Squill in the snow
Squill in the snow

I went outside to take photos of this morning’s short-lived snow fall and what to my wandering eyes should appear but blooms! The squill (Scilla siberica) in my front yard has started blooming. There are not many blooms yet — and they looked a little chilly this morning, but I’m not complaining. My neighbor’s crocus are also in bloom. So, perhaps spring is creeping up on us  even though temperatures are predicted to be well below normal this week.

5 Replies to “Snow Blooms”

  1. I am just amazed that snow is still falling. Here in Tucson everything seems to be blooming about 2-3 weeks early. I look forward to your spring photographs =-)

  2. The interesting thing is: This is two to three weeks early! (Earlier than last year, at least.) We’ve had what felt like a brutal winter, but apparently the plants think otherwise.

  3. When I walked through the garden yesterday, I was amazed to see that my daffodils are budded. My scilla is not quite open yet, but I have hope!

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