March 1, 2017

End of February: Not Quite Spring

If you're new here, I garden in Eastern Washington state, USA, zone 5b.

So, 2 weeks ago I had convinced myself that spring was on its way.

We had grass!
Wet soggy grass, but at least you could see it.

The snow was receding from all the edges!

[Wow, there are bushes under there.]

Then 2 days ago, we woke up to this:

It has snowed off and on for the past 2 days.
I can't say I'm surprised, really.
After all, it was still February. Barely.

However, in the spirit of March, and SPRING to come: 
I spy with my little eye....

Green shoots in the back flowerbed!

Even a few poking up through the snow on the East-side of the house.
[Incidentally, I thought I had dug those all out 2 years ago.]

Happy March 1, my friends!
Good things are coming, I just know it!


  1. Oh no! We don't have much snow here in England but we do have frosty nights that set everything back. Still two months to go at risk of those..

    1. I try to remind myself that it's water for the farmers. I'm just ready for a bit less for myself! :)