Snow and Spring
This is what we awoke to this morning! The forecast did say some snow showers but here in the south we did not expect to see any thinking it would fall on hills only.7.00am the place was white and pristine with gentle snow flakes falling, then it looked as if it was going to melt away which is what usually happens here but the wind picked up and the top photo was taken at 10.00am! The sun has come out now even though the temps are showing 1% Celsius the snow is going.
The contorted hazel looks drab and dowdy during the year but when it loses its foliage the twisted branches have a beauty of their own which is highlighted with a covering of snow.Behind it is a Kilmarnock willow, it is a specially grafted willow that remains miniature.
This is the same willow taken yesterday morning around the same time! I had taken some photos of the flowers in the garden to post but did not have time after but they look much more interesting with the contrast in weather today.
A tiny crocus blooming alone, I don't know where her companions are but they may have heard the forecast and decided to lay low for a while.
Miniature daffs which come up each year in a tub, I did not put them there so can't figure out where they came from but glad they are blooming again. They are small and perfectly formed about 6 ins high. The mini greenhouse is covered in snow, I am afraid to take down the bubble wrap to check on the well being of the seedlings just hoping they have survived the drop in temps last night. The sun is shining again albeit with a very cold wind blowing so I am keeping my fingers crossed!