right here on this blog. "Hush little darlings" I said, "Go back to slumber, it's too early." Well, see them now, regretting their decision to open up quite so early. Mother Nature strikes once more. Now that I think about it, I believe I have taken a picture of daffodils covered by a little snow every year I have lived here. The impatient little devils!
Even worse, the musky scent is gone, vanished, without a trace from the flowers reduced to brown tissue.
I can only still hope that the few remaining unopened buds of the Magnolia keep their beauty and their fragrance hidden until better days appear.
And this apricot will certainly not be a producer this year. There is a reason that Kansas is not a major exporter of apricots and you are witnessing it.
Still, however, the apricot blossoms and snow make a really nice photo composition, don't they? Click on the closeup photo of the apricot blossoms and blow it up in all its splendor. Wow, what subtle pastel colors!
And then there are the Scilla and the Siberian iris, peeking sky blue and purple out above their snowy feet. Good gracious, can we just start spring over again?
I say again, "Garden, go back to sleep". There will be time later for all this foolishness. Let sleeping gnomes lie.