Wow, all that snow we got yesterday! We got about five inches! Fortunately, most of it melted today, and we (and my foot-cast) made it to the Wurstfest in Hermann. What a great time! But more on that in a bit.
Tonight, I want to share with you some of the photos Sue took yesterday of our pretty spring flowers as it was snowing!
We had big, wet, clumped-up flakes.
Here's a picture of some of the pansies in our front planters. This cracks me up--it looks like someone nailed that purple one right in the face with a snowball!
And then, these peony shoots look like they're getting ready to throw some snowballs!
And our daffodils? When Sue showed me this picture, she put on a funny voice and said, "--Hey, I can't see!"
I wasn't too worried about how these flowers would handle the snow; the forecast wasn't showing much chance of truly nasty-cold weather, and these early spring flowers are surprisingly hardy when it comes to a little spring snow.
The first year I lived in Montana, I was dismayed one morning when the flowers I had planted were inundated with snow. (Realize . . . in Montana, it can snow just about every month of the year! Bad place to try to grow tomatoes!) But a friendly native Montanan reassured me, using a phrase that I've recalled just about every spring since then: "Aww, a little spring snow never hurt anything."
And yeah, she was right.