I looked out the library window this morning and was amazed to see a tiny clump of snowdrops had pushed through the crusty snow. The temperature was only 17 degrees F. so I didn't expect them to open or to see many more for a while.
But today's sunshine helped two more tiny clumps to poke through the snow by late afternoon. Though it feels like we've had an endless winter, my snowdrop stats suggest they are appearing pretty much on schedule.
- 2005: March 30
- 2006: no photos, so no recorded date
- 2007: March 21
- 2008: April 6 (after the winter where we had more than 100 inches of snow)
- 2009: March 14
- 2010: March 10
- 2011: March 14
- 2012: February 17
- 2013: March 17