Can spring be far behind?

August 12, 2008

The first blossom tree to bloom in our garden (I think it’s a prunus)  is covered in flowers and the daffodils though not yet in bud are well through the ground.

I’d hopes these were harbingers of spring, but winter has returned with a vengance.

There was fresh snow on the Kakanui mountains at the weekend and Sunday’s frost was still lying in the shade by late afternoon.

We woke to one of the hardest frosts of the year yesterday morning and ice on some puddles I tested on my morning walk was too thick for me to break (yes, I’m not yet old enough to resist the temptation of jumping on it).

Normally when we get a hard frost we also get a sunny day but by lunchtime clouds appeared so it wasn’t just cold it was dull and this morning we’ve got up to rain.

If I’m not enjoying it those who had to get up for milking at 5am and will be out working in the paddocks for msot of the day will be even less enthusiastic.


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