Monday, January 7, 2008

Spring Fever

It's unseasonably warm here. 58 degrees to be exact.

While I don't mind the heat wave, it is a bit of a tease, and I don't like that. I pulled out of the driveway this morning to see the entire lawn exposed. GASP!! The green grass actually had me fooled into thinking it was March, and not January.

I fear that the 100 tulip bulbs that I planted in the fall, will start sprouting their pretty green tips, and then bam! They will get flash-frozen next time it snows.

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There is a patch of grass under our deck that is always green in the Winter. You can often see tracks from the various animals that march down the hill to feed on that patch of grass. Those tracks are gone with the snow now. A muddy, grassy mess remains.

And I secretly hope for the return of Winter. Soon.....

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*This is a picture taken on Christmas Day in my parents' backyard. If you look very closely you can see a whole bunch of deer, taking a rest under the spruce trees. If you look even closer, you can see why they love these trees. They offer a nice, hearty meal.

6 comments:

Christina said...

I'm dense, what are they eating??

Em said...

The bottoms of the spruce trees. They are pretty much eaten about half way up the tree.

Kerri said...

I'm GASPING over the fact that you are secretly hoping for more winter and snow! Bring on the spring! :) And 100-tulips....wanna come help me this fall? I got a measely 24 planted.

Amanda said...

I agree, Come on spring!!! Well... I guess it is too early, but I hate the cold of winter. I do wish it would snow once though, Addie got a sled for Christmas!

Amy Carroll said...

Oooh...neat picture Emily!

While the snow is pretty, I would be 100% completely fine with this weather until summer. Christmas is over and so is my need for snow.

annenahm said...

Great picture! I can only imagine 100 bulbs - that is going to be a real show stopper.