Saturday, March 15, 2008

Okay, I Cheated Last Night

Garden Blogger's Bloom Day
(I almost typed "Gloom Day!) ;-)

I admit it. I created the lovely post below late last night.
And to what did we awake this morning?


A blanket of white,
fell through the night.

Not unusual, this sight,
Was I ready? Not quite!

It continues to fall,
But that is not all...

(Blue Jays that have been scarce lately)

A return of the bird(s)
Is the pleasurable word!

The bewildered (?) robin below

(I know a fellow's gotta eat. But, this is a cowbird!)
Oh, well.A good note is that it's not terribly cold,
And it's not going to last long.

That's what is REALLY going on around here, today.
Just a little shady.


Carol said...

Oh you are indeed a shady gardener! Thanks for coming clean. I posted early, too, but fortunately, no snow for me!

Carol, May Dreams Gardens

Anonymous said...

Ah, mystery solved! You're a couple of hours ahead of us, so I couldn't square the posting time, when I viewed your previous entry... I figured you did it early. We, on the east coast have a similar scene... not quite as deep (started with heavy overnight rain), but whitening the lawns and gardens - Yuk! Lucy's back in her heavy winter sweater for squirrel patrols.

Great writing weather!

Weed Whackin' Adventures said...

Mother Nature will always have the last word!

Shady Gardener said...

Weed Whackin' Adventure,
Welcome back. It is now 2:00 p.m. and the snow is nearly gone already. Just a nice way of adding a little more moisture for Spring growth. :-)

Curtis said...

Oh thats ok. Its fun to cheat once in a while. :-)

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Curtis,
Guess what! A couple more little golden snow crocus were blooming this afternoon out front. Brings forth the delight! :-)

Elizabeth Joy said...

Surely this is winter's last push. It was cold here today, and snowy on the mountains, but are daffodils didn't have to face being covered in a white blanket.

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Elizabeth Joy,
Well, our snow was pretty short lived. There might be just a bit left, but for now... that's it.

I'm not discouraged at all. We often experience snow through mid-April. Thanks for coming to visit. :-)

Crafty Gardener said...

The weather can certainly catch us out sometimes. I have pretend blooms for GBBD.

Shady Gardener said...

Crafty Gardener, And That's okay, too! Thanks for stopping by. I'll be right over to see. ;-)

IBOY said...

Gee the snow is pretty :o(

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

Think of it this way: that wasn't a winter snow, it was a spring snow. You can tell because it melted right away.

Dellits said...

what a beautiful new picture at the top!

you've been TAGGED, check my blog!

Shady Gardener said...

Don, Yessiree! At least we knew it wasn't going to last long. :-)

MMD, you're right. We'll just keep remembering that fact! ;-)

Dellits, Thanks! That's my way-out-front garden. :-)

Cabs said...

You never know what will happen this time of year. Lasts year, this week, we had a big blizzard here so I am happy to report thee will be snow in my yard this St Patty's Day! next week...who can say? My 85 year old mother say they used to call Spring snow "Poor man's fertilizer."

Shady Gardener said...

Carol, What a great saying. I'm sure it's true. It certainly provides that extra boost. (I'm almost certain we'll be getting more of those Spring snows, yet!)

Shady Gardener said...

How did you sneak in that entry without my seeing it? Lucy's in her sweater and you're writing again! Sounds like pretty normal activity for this Winter. ;-)

Good news is that it didn't last long. LOL!