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.