Monday, April 4, 2016

April Fool's Day Came Late

We woke yesterday morning and today to snow on the ground and.  All the jonquils and daffodils that had been blooming so cheerfully are now sad and sorry wet shreds  ... like so many tattered battle flags at the Confederate surrender at Appomatox.  [Sorry, but such images come naturally to anyone who has spent 47 years with a Civil War buff.  My oldest son has always maintained that my husband can bring any conversation around to the Civil War within three sentences.  Seven degrees of separation is for winps!]

The daffodils and jonquils usually provide colot until the Van Houten Spirea blooms but not this year.


Julie said...

Oh how sad you are not able to enjoy the Spring blooms ... mother nature does throw some not nice things our way sometimes.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Sorry to hear the flowers took a battering. The imagery is very striking too!