|We just passed the midpoint of winter, February 1, which is halfway between the winter solstice and the spring equinox. Yay! If we were ancient Celts we would have just celebrated the holiday of Imbolc.
|And if we were celebrating Imbolc, we might have checked around to see if any snakes had come out of their burrows to predict the duration of winter weather in accordance with the legend.
|These winter-blooming snowdrop flowers are also known as Candlemas flowers. They are winter-hardy early bloomers that will push
up through snow and frozen ground to appear in time for Candlemas. Mine
are always on time. Click to enlarge.
|Also note that there are crocuses blooming in my yard right now. Local sunset will be at 5:23 today and 5:24 tomorrow.
|So, even though it may have seemed like an uneventful week, it was not.