- If winter comes, can spring be far behind?
- Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822)
- We're back to winter this week. The blooming crocuses are buried, the daffodils are budded but shivering, and a couple of sparrows are huddled under the bird feeder trying to keep warm. We're inside a swirling snow globe looking out.
- But after all, it is only February, the most coy and vacillating month here in the Puget Sound area. By next week the air may be balmy, with impatient flowers once again heralding spring.
|It was 15 degrees on our back porch yesterday, and Popcorn wanted in, NOW!|
|Flowering currant blooms first in our yard. The hummingbirds love it.|