Nature Insight: January Blooms

Copyright 2012 by DM Denton

Copyright 2012 by DM Denton

The snow has shrunk back
into the distance of the woods,
a receding wave
of winter
that will roll over us again.

Too early to rise,
a posy of
camouflaged courage
will soon sleep
and wait,
perhaps to dream
once more.




This picture was taken this morning, 1/13/13, probably the earliest I’ve seen snowdrops in my garden. Especially considering the frigid weather and heavy snow cover we had since Christmas. Today is quite the opposite – it is around 60 degrees fahrenheit!

Snowdrops 1-13-13 a

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Nature Insight: Winter’s Flowering

The grass is greener than it should be, this side of winter showing a mildness of manner that belies the stormy season at its heart.  A Sessile Oak stands brittle and strong, rain running down its fissured bark and turning to snow one drop at a time.

As I post this winter has finally come in force to these parts. The Snowdrops at the base of the Sessile Oak just outside the back of the house are completely covered but they will soon proudly poke through the snow as if they know they are its namesake.  

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