Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Daffodils are finally coming up. Their tips are white and yellow, singed by frost and cold freezing weather. Daffs are hardy plants. The deer will not eat them, maybe due to an off taste. Daffodils spread quite aggressively. Several of the clumps that we take care of started out as five bulbs. This spring those clumps look like 15-20 plants are coming.
There's a cold rain over the Thumb this week. Fog covers the fields and shoreline in the morning. Most of the ice has melted on White Rock Shoal. I put one snow shovel into the basement but left a second one near the back door. Denver and the Dakotas are getting hit with a huge spring blizzard this week.
Great Britain has chalked up one of the coldest months of March on record. Their spring lambs are dying in droves, says London's Guardian newspaper which I read on Kindle several times a week.
Last year we had such an early spring. This year is the opposite. Anyway, welcome to the daffodils. We need 'ya!
Wanda Hayes Eichler