Yesterday it was 76 degrees on the thermometer! Most all of the snow is gone so I went to look and see if the Lenten Rose is blooming but no, some critter had nipped off the shoots! That is supposed to be deer resistant so I hoped that would extend to other creatures as well, but this is the second time it’s happened. It bloomed last year but I had a wire cage around it. The snow drops are blooming though, I know some of you are used to seeing things bloom in Feb., but it’s a big deal for me, here in cold Kansas!
The bird feeders have been extra busy this year, and recently there have been a couple of Carolina Wrens and Purple Finches joining the regulars. They all enjoy the waterfall at the water garden/fish pond and they have been VERY messy. littering the water with seed husks and droppings. I took advantage of the nice weather to vacuum a lot of it out yesterday. The fish should be happy about that!
Now we are back to cold and wintry snow forecasts and we plan to go to the garden show which opens today. Spring really is not so far away.