Sunday, April 13, 2008


It doesn't take long for big changes to occur at this time of year.

I wasn't planning to blog the snow pile again, but I have had a special request for an update. Remember how large it looked just nine days ago?

Here it is today.

Although I helped Mother Nature along as best I could by continuing to throw some of it back onto the driveway to speed up the melting process, it was a mild week that caused most of the shrinkage. Most of the week was sunny and warmish; it went up to about 60°F one day. Then yesterday's rain washed more away. I wonder how long it will take to melt the rest of the pile? Supposedly, it is going to be yet another fab week.

Also, it was just one week ago that I removed the snow from atop these crocuses.

Here's what they look like today. It's a cool, windy day so they're choosing not to open, but they're present and colourful. I'll try to get some better pictures this week. Although they always look the same I take new crocus pictures every year; I can't seem to help myself.


Amanda said...

I love your photos, and, wow, thats a pile of snow!

I live on the west coast of Scotland and we never get snow, well maybe a wee bit every few years, but not enough to build a good snowman!:)

Hope you don't mind me reading your blog page!?!

PBS said...

That's a lot of snow but I like the flower photo a whole lot better!

dabrah said...

Gorgeous crocuses, and I can't believe that snow pile is still there. It must mean that your temperatures have pretty well stuck at freezing all this time. Brrr! Aren't you tempted to turn it into a sculpture?

Ginger said...

Wow, spring happens so quickly in the north. I'd forgotten about that. So glad you're finally seeing the end of the snow, AC.

JunieRose2005 said...

WOW! A big change!

The flowers are beautiful!


Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

Yes, I am beginning to believe Spring is here. All snow will be gone in a week. . . . .touch wood!

Rachel & Natalie's Mommy said...

I can not believe you still have that much snow. Then again, you sure did get a dumping! I thought London, Ontario of course (hehe) was supposed to be in the 'snow belt' yet we didn't get THAT much snow.

As for your crocuses, they are beautiful! Ron planted some tulip bulbs in December (I know, I know - a little late and you would think with him being an Arborist, he would know! lol)...but they are just starting to pop up now.