Just another spring day. Look, it’s spring. Blue sky. The honey locust, which was here when we moved in, and which I would cut down (stupid locust pods everywhere) if I could get rid of the wood, has had the good sense not to do anything rash, like leaf out. The really smart plants died over the winter.
I took some so-so pictures to prove that it’s spring. It was so sunny and warm that the pictures didn’t come out too well.
An hour and a half or so later, things changed, the way they do. Look how fast the clouds on the right are moving.
I realize that this sounds repetitive, if not downright boring, but the forecast calls for a foot of snow tonight and near-record cold temperatures tomorrow night. This is the third or fourth occurrence of a foot of snow in combination with near-record cold temperatures in less than a month. I’m beginning to wonder if we’re not stuck in some sort of time loop.
I took some more pictures, still trying to prove it’s spring. Fritillaria pinardii:
Corydalis glaucescens ‘Pink Beauty’. I’ve posted this before, but that’s because it seems to be having such a good time here. Not much else is.
The ultimate harbinger of spring in Colorado (aside from the foot of snow business), Mertensia lanceolata, in bud:
And in flower:
In flower again:
A primula whose name I forget. Or, whose label was pushed so far down in the trough I can’t find it. This is one of those Primula allionii hybrids; the only primulas I can grow.
Corydalis solida ‘Harkov’ with slightly tattered flowers:
Then a little graupel, as further proof of spring. This was on one of the metal chairs:
Then, a traveling weather report, brought in by a household member who prefers to remain anonymous (by not being in focus):
And finally, the certainty that it’s spring. All the freezing cold joy of spring that anyone could want: