Behold! The first garden blossom of 2013.
And, here's my little darlin' the very next day after spring said bye-bye and winter returned with a vengeance.
"We need the moisture" ~ So sayeth all the people who refuse to let me bitch about the flip flopping of seasons. And, I agree. Though I do think it's incredibly annoying that we waited, with baited breath, all ski season for some decent snow. Now that the ski resorts are closed? We're blessed with a full blown winter storm.
But, we did have a nice reprieve. True spring weather graced the mountains for one long, lovely week. Tender green shoots were popping up all over the place.
How are you at recognizing perennials as they're gearing up for warmer days? Test your knowledge on these four: