Does it seem as if winter is hanging on for a long time? Our coastal winter hasn’t been particularly harsh this year (hope I didn’t just jinx it by saying that out loud), but it has been damp and cold and gray, gray, gray for such a long time. It’s no use waiting for a sunny day to do anything. You’d be inactive for a long time. So I took my camera outside a few dreary days ago to look for signs of hope that spring might come one of these days.
I found a rhodo trying to bloom WAY too early.
This calendula should have been sleeping till spring.
And this rudbeckia shouldn’t be trying to bloom. I shouldn’t even be seeing its leaves until spring!
In the front yard, this rhodo is loaded in blossoms, hopeful that spring will come again.
I came back in the house and made a cup of tea to warm up. Then I thought, “Those plants have such a positive attitude. If they’re so convinced that spring will come soon, surely I can hang in there for a few more weeks of doom and gloom.” We’re almost there!