Late Winter Warmups: The Triumph of Hope Over Experience

I know. Oscar Wilde was talking about second marriages, but our reactions to warm spells at the end of February and in March are a close second.

Photograph showing closeup of snow on redbud in the rain garden.
The dormant redbud in the rain garden. Notice the texture of the snow, which fell slushy. Photographed on March 2, 2018.

We had 7 ½ inches of slush on March 1. This is what greeted me the following morning. It looked like someone had sprayed the world with spray-on grass seed/newspaper mulch mix, but in the lovely white of snow, instead of that weird green. Slush never looked this good in New York City. Continue reading “Late Winter Warmups: The Triumph of Hope Over Experience”