A week ago I found these beauties blooming in the garden.
Winter aconite is always one of the first things to show up in late winter/early spring. During a winter when it seems that spring is never going to come, I was delighted to find these unopened buds. I wondered how they would fare with the bitter cold that was in the forecast.
This morning the digital readout said minus 3 -- that's Fahrenheit. Minus 3 on March 4; must be a record.
Snow covers the winter aconite now, so it should be safe from the deep cold. Snow creates great insulation against anything colder than the freezing point. So I'm pretty sure these yellow beings have survived. I don't know if they were fully opened before the snow fell, most likely.
I'm anxious to see the snow melt and find out how these lovelies fared.
I'm anxious to see the snow melt.
I am ready for spring.
And it's here.
Underneath the snow.