You wouldn't know it by the creek at the edge of my property but spring is most definitely coming to the mountains!
The inlets leading through the woods to the creek are almost completely frozen....but not for long.
The weather report for our little mountain top town shows a nice warming trend...which is quite the change from the cold, damp weather we had this weekend.
Just look at those temps for Wednesday! I would love to take that day off to play outside....but alas I have meetings I cannot miss. Sigh.
The good news is, the 10 day forecast shows temps hovering in the 50's and nighttime temps in the 30's.
Which means all those pots I've been attempting to overwinter in the garden cottage can come out - I'll line them up outside the garden cottage and give them a sprinkle of water and see if anything survived. Fingers crossed!
Meanwhile there are signs of spring all around us!
Those are most definitely buds on that tree!
My one and only young weeping willow is showing the trademark yellow they get right before they turn green.
The berry brambles are getting some nice buds.
And I have no idea what this shrub/tree is but it most definitely has some healthy buds on it! Does anyone know what this is? Help a former city girl out here!
I love to see the red haze that comes over the trees right before they bud out - it makes me happy!
On a clear day you can see forever, right? The mountains were so incredibly clear yesterday with barely a cloud in the sky. Too bad it was so chilly out....otherwise I would have spent a lot more time outside.
The mountain in the other direction has an interesting light pattern in the afternoons. It goes from this (above)....
....to this, in what seems like minutes. There's just a band of light that sits in a hollow on the mountain - it's absolutely spectacular in fall!
Meanwhile not much changes inside. The monkey is still determined to make a complete nest of my fuzzy pillows.
What a squish!