Saturday, 2 February 2008

Frost in Spring?

At last! Into February and I have found the first signs of life in the garden. Fellow blogger, Jenny B., posted a lovely photo of crocuses in full bloom in her Oxfordshire garden and I'm trying not to cry with envy. Nevertheless, I am thrilled to have found these tight little snowdrop buds - a couple of weeks and they will be nodding in the sunshine...maybe.

I know they are bulbs, not strictly seeds, but their sturdy defiance of the cold reminds me of the lines from the Robert Frost poem:

The sturdy seedling with arched body comes
Shouldering its way and shedding the earth crumbs.

That's what February is all about in my part of the world - sturdiness and hope. Whisper it - Spring is coming!


ONEDIA said...

Better to have frost that tornados. Our weather has been dreadful and deadly. Look forward to your spring photos.

Puddock said...

Hi onedia

I didn't mean that kind of frost, although we get plenty of that in Spring, and sometimes in summer too! I was referring to my quote from Robert Frost - that great poet of nature.

But my frosts are nothing compared to those tornadoes. I saw on the news last night - such destruction. So sorry to see it and hope you weren't affected.