Two freakishly warm days in a row have caused a flurry of growth. Out of no where, swollen buds have appeared on some daffodils. Or maybe I have been preoccupied with things like siding, the disruption of Fred, cleaning, the arrival of Bulbarella and the Building Contractor, much of which has sent the Spots into a complete dither and had the spotlets running for their hidden burrow, poor things.
Bulbarella has come to unbury her emerging bulbs from the leaf litter and to fertilize every last one she can find. Last count before the big snow there were 265 clumps. With these two freakishly warm days in a row there is bound to be upwards of 400 clumps of daffodils showing by now.
Boom. The striped lavender crocus have buds.
Where did these come from?
Boom. The purple crocus are blooming.
A different mood is in the air.
For now the race for spring is on. I know better though. Winter is not really over. It won't truly be safe until the tomatoes and corn can be planted in mid May.