Let the past sleep, but let it sleep in the sweet embrace of Christ, and let us go on into the invincible future with Him. (Oswalt Chambers)

Thursday, February 12, 2009

February Melt Off

With daytime temps above freezing for the past week, we've made great progress with snow melt off.

A few days we've even had a 60 degree high and some rain. Still, there was so much snow to start with that some remains. Especially in the shade and where the snowplow piled it up along side the road.

Since it started snowing last fall before the oak leaves fell, they didn't get raked up. Now they're packed to the ground waiting for spring clean up.

Pushing the oak leaves aside, I found this.

While some of the world is showing off their bright yellow spring daffodils, SW Michigan has one to two inch daffodil leaves emerging from the semi frozen ground.

No doubt these daffodils will soon get re buried with snow and the ground around them will freeze, but they will persist and bloom about the second week in April.

Sunny is excited about this break in the weather.

She'll be disappointed when she learns there is still more winter to come.

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