I like every day of winter better than the day before because it is one day closer to spring. And I like this week a lot more than last week because snow is melting instead of falling.
I might even be able to walk around outside this weekend and see what damage the snow caused and look for crocuses and snowdrops. That is, if we don’t get all the rain the weatherman predicted for Saturday.
But I can walk out on my front porch now and see these shrubs that might have suffered from the weight of the snow on top of them.
This first picture was taken last week. Those are Bird’s Nest Spruce poking out from under that snow drift. That’s a scary sight. (Maybe I should have warned you!)
Some of you may be thinking that I should just go out there and knock that snow off those shrubs. Easier said than done. We first got several inches of snow overnight, then we had a day of sleet-snow mixed, followed by more snow the next day, and then a few days later, more snow. So the snow/sleet is packed on there pretty good. Plus, even though day time temperatures are in the 40’s this week, temperatures at night are below freezing, so there is some refreezing of what has melted each day.
This week’s melting of the snow does remind us that spring is not too far off. And if the melting snow and mild temperatures aren’t a sign that things are improving, hearing birds sing earlier this morning and then this afternoon, ought to be all the proof anyone needs.