Warm wishes

I’ve been reading lots of shivery cold blog posts lately. There are snow drifts in them! We don’t ever see snow in our garden (although there is snow just 100 meters higher than us in the dead of winter) and I sometimes wish we were somewhere with a “real winter.” But then the week in January when the pipes freeze rolls around and effectively cures me of the notion.

We aren’t very high up – maybe 500 meters above sea level. But between our elevation and the proximity it brings to the snowy mountains above, the weather in the garden is quite different from that at sea level.

I noticed at Sundance, for example, that their peach tree was in full bloom yesterday, whereas ours is still fast asleep. (Not so the plum pictured above, or the almonds.)

Which is to say that even if you are digging your car out from under the snow right now, Spring is on its way and nothing can stop it. Think warm thoughts, guys, and know that I’m sending them.

16 thoughts on “Warm wishes

  1. Warm thoughts being sent – we are heading for a cold snap here with snow predicted……… definitely spring like when the weathe rpatterns throw sun, rain, cold and snow all in the space of a week 🙂

  2. I enjoy seeing signs of Spring in your garden. If Spring is starting there, it will be coming here soon, too. Just a matter of time. Thanks for sharing some wonderful pics! Kaya has really grown!

    1. He has shot up, it is true. I always have mixed emotions about kids growing up, but what can you do — it’s what they do. Hang in there for Spring! Just as surely as my boys will grow up, it’ll be here.

  3. In a way, I am eager for spring to be here, but in another way, I feel like time is moving too fast and wish winter would stick around a little longer so I can catch up.

    Great photo of Kaya btw! That’s one to frame!

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