My best friend Elaine lives in Connecticut - she is busy cleaning up her garden, crocus and snow drops and hellebores are blooming.
I am so envious, we are still encased in snow and I woke up to hail and sleet this morning.
And of course the dire news in Japan.
So I am dreaming of my gardens from other years and hoping spring will come again, the crocus first of course. My front lawn is full of crocus, I plant hundreds of them each year, hoping to increase the bloom though even hidden in the lawn they are tasty and expensive food for the little creatures living underground. I plant snow crocus, the tiny crocus that come in such an amazing array of soft colors and bloom with the snow drops. The hellebore is probably blooming under the snow.
And then of course the daffodils and tulips will come.
But for now there is just snow and mud. I have been knitting and crocheting like crazy, working on cotton hats and scarves for spring for BeadedWire. Slouch hats, cloches and skinny scarves.