Tuesday, February 5, 2013

February - Snow, with chance of green shoots

What a long winter, so much snow, fog, intense cold, and inversions that clog up both the air and your breathing.  We usually don't have snow and ice remaining thick on the ground for over a month, here in Treasure Valley, Idaho.  Snow falls, then the sun shines and it melts away....usually.  This year the snow came, and it stuck around, then it froze, and snowed some more.

The skiiers are thrilled...commuters, not so much !

 Yesterday, I spotted several tiny green daffodil shoots peeking out of the cold, chilly ground.  They seemed to be testing the air for signs of warmth or encouragement.

   Each year my bulb garden seems to be more beautiful, with its floral array of yellow, red, deep blue-purple and brilliant green folliage.  What a lovely gift from Nature !

As this really is a knitting pattern site (also) I should be describing the latest creation off the needles instead of discussing the weather.  However, due to an unexpected blessing of a three-week temp job, knitting and designing took a back seat.  Don't despair....there will be three lovely patterns to tempt your knitting genie, before the end of the month.

Hints:  One is about Rubies, one is about Sweet Hearts, and one is about a "jubillee of cherries".....

Stay tuned...I'll return in a little while...

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