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February hope…

snowdropThe garden still wears its northwest winter shroud — dull gray twigs, bare soil. But here and there, spring fattens under the occasional sun, the hectic rains. This is not a lavish seen-from-afar display, but the small reward of close inspection: a spreading pad of purple hellebore leaves, the first snowdrops, clumps of daffodil greens, tight curls of tulip tops. And on the dry stalks of plum, apple, dogwood, hydrangea, crabapple, minuscule new growth elbowing out to sniff the air.

2 responses to “February hope…

  1. Brenda Miller February 11, 2012 at 8:34 am

    I just noticed my pussy willow has decided to bloom!

  2. Carol O February 11, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    Although we live quit close
    our snow drops have almost past
    big green swollen seed pods on each drooping stem
    funny how small & large ecosystems are at the same time

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