Just a few days ago I took these pictures of the first spring daffodils. I have a small grouping that are minatures and many more scattered around the yard that are full sized The ones above are the minatures. The little purple flower is a crocus, commonly one of the very first flowers to bloom in the spring time.
Then...for a couple days, I've known snow was on the way, and sure enough it was here when I woke up this morning. Now, I am NOT a lover of snow, although it's not so bad if I don't have to go out in it. BUT when it snows on top of my flowers...well that is not a happy thing at all.
This is the garden right in front of my house. We put it there because a long time ago we had to chop down a huge oak tree and needed to disguise the mess it's trunk left. You can see both the daffodil and iris leaves coming up. These haven't bloomed yet.
The good thing about this snow is that it was much less than the first forecast I heard of 8-12 inches. That's a pretty rare occurance here in Missouri, and I prefer to keep it that way...RARE.