Nor’easter

March is certainly living up to its reputation of coming in like a lion, at least in the Northeast.  The weather gurus have called this storm well as we have 8 inches of new snow with more expected.

 

But somehow snow in March is not nearly as depressing to me as cold gray snow-less days in February.  At least we are now closer to spring … just 18 days to go. The sun, when it shines, is stronger and warmer … and pre-season baseball is underway in Florida.

 

This storm brings a good reminder though … use the gentle upward sweep of a broom to clear heavy snows from evergreens, and help prevent damage from the weight of heavy snows.

 

And, until the weather is in a more spring-like mode, this article http://www.theday.com/re.aspx?re=cf5f870c-78ad-4a48-b10f-d17560153e71, reminded me how refreshing it can be to make a quick stop at a local nursery.  A walk through a greenhouse can be a grand pick-me-up for the winter-weary soul.  For now, though, I’m heading out to shovel …

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