The Cycle of the Seasons

Despite all the snow that fell here this winter, we’re still in a drought situation. The snow was the light, airy kind that couldn’t hold together to make a snowball. Not that I wanted to make snowballs, but a couple of people in snowless country wanted me to make a snowman or snowwoman or some kind of snow creature. Apparently, the sort of snow we got didn’t hold much moisture, hence the lack of snowballs.

I don’t imagine the lack of winter moisture will make much difference to me and my garden. When the ground dried between storms, I made sure to water my greengage plums and a few other prized plants. I’m hoping that will be enough to give them a good start this spring.

Spring? Wow, that’s not so far away — only nineteen days! We generally have late snow storms and late frosts, so planting time isn’t until May, but maybe I should start thinking about what I want to plant when the weather becomes optimal. Or not. Since I don’t want to drive a long way, and don’t really have much luck with mail order plants, I’ll be at the mercy of the local hardware store. I suppose I could buy the plants early and keep them inside to give them a better start, but that decision is still many weeks away.

Meantime, I am enjoying the sun and the warmer weather. And I certainly will appreciate the lower heating bills!

One of the odd things about having lived so many years, is that time moves faster in relation to one’s time here on Earth, and so it’s easier to feel the seasons cycling from one to another. Which, of course, is a good reason to enjoy whatever the day brings because before you know it, arctic temperatures will return. But perhaps, with a bit of luck, not until next year.

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5 Responses to “The Cycle of the Seasons”

  1. rheashowalter Says:

    I live right beside
    the mountains and generally the winter snows are dry and fluffy while the Fall and Spring snows are wetter and heavy. I had 18 inches of snow in one storm in October but since then the snow has not been so much – a day of 3 inches here and there and even a few of 8 inches but nothing that is taking away my concerns. I am concerned about drought as I always am here. I am crossing my fingers for some good Spring snows. I do not see enough snow on the mountain peaks to make me feel comfortable about drought. I like the fluffy stuff though because shoveling it is really just shoving it! lol I find it hard to believe that Spring is almost here. How can that be?!

    • Pat Bertram Says:

      I can’t see the peaks from here, so I didn’t know they weren’t as covered as they have been in good years. And yes, I share your surprise about spring almost being here, but in Colorado, it doesn’t really mean much because often, as you say, we get those heavy snows in the spring.

  2. Uthayanan Says:

    In France now lots of houses with a garden build with under water collecting system by rain. It is possible when there is droughts you can water your plants (specially fruit trees and vegetables during a drought.)

  3. Uthayanan Says:

    I don’t know but I am not against Colorado’s law.
    There must be some reason that In Colorado, it’s illegal to collect rainwater.


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