Yesterday while I was trying to find out why, when I click on my blog under "favorites", I am not directed to the current day, I did make it easier for anyone to make a comment on the blog. Or at least I think I did. So I hope some of you will try to leave a comment on today's blog so we can see if it works. If you do respond, please tell me if you now have trouble getting to the newest entry. Or, if you know how I can fix my problem, let me know!
Don't worry, the photo on the right was taken of the back yard bird feeders (the blue glass ball is the top of a garden ornament that is 24 - 30" tall) last year late in an afternoon not this! I chose this one today to keep snowfall in perspective. Can you believe I was actually getting all grumbly about the possibility of snow today? Think about it. We've had almost no snow at all this winter; schools still have plenty of snow days. It's the last day of February so why should I be either surprised or annoyed about snow?
It's also Leap Year. I wonder if the snow and Leap Year occurring together will be found to have some mystical meaning? How much do you want to bet that we receive a flurry of e-mails regarding these two events?
I also made myself happier when I thought of the benefits of snow. Think of the water. Even after all the rain we had last fall because of the hurricanes, we need more water. Certainly our gardens need both the moisture and the ground cover even though it may be too late for some plants. All the plants that are sending up shoots and showing some pretty signs of life far too early may be shocked; I hope they are hardy enough and the snow is in time to prevent any lasting damage to those early risers.
|Our park bench almost buried in last year's snow.|
Dress warmly and be careful today so you can enjoy the beauty of nature and Leap Year.