Signs of spring – outside in the snow

Minnesota is fighting to find spring. We are 65 degrees one day and snowing the next. It is now officially May and yes it snowed again today.  It did not snow enough to stay on the brilliant green grass but it swirled around me as I went to yoga.

While walking in the snow and rain I also found the outdoors spring – the cold has slowed things down but has not stopped it.

red and yellow tulips.JPGThe tulips that I thought I had moved popped up in the middle of yard right next to the raised garden beds. They are determined to bloom this week. The red and yellow colors are swirling around the flower as it begins to open.

In the garden bed I thought I had moved these to I found one red tulip looking a bit lost with the daffodils. red tulip in daffodils.JPG





As I approached the yoga studio there are the fruit trees that are in bloom as well. The apple tree blossoms are not fully out but the white plum tree flowers are glorious in the snow and rain today.

apple buds 2.JPG


plum tree 2.JPG










So although the air is cold and the rain is falling spring still shares the wonders of new growth.


About Joanne Toft

I am a retired Minneapolis Public School teacher. I walk, garden, care for my Grandson and write. Life is good!
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