Saturday, February 27, 2010

Signs of Spring

I was worried that the snow drops and daffodils would not be able to come up through the frozen snow cover but it has all melted except a few patches here and there. These tiny blue flowers are blooming on the hillside. Spring is coming....






Sunday is also the February full moon - it is called by the Native Americans a Full Snow Moon. The reason being that usually the heaviest snows fall in February. Hunting becomes very difficult, and hence to some Native American tribes this was the Hunger Moon. The next full moon will be in spring!


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20 comments:

Old Kitty said...

Hi

Awwww SnowDrops are my most absolutely favourite plants along with crocuses - the minute they start poking out of the ground, you just KNOW that spring is just, just, just about to burst out!

Oh and thanks for the very interesting info about Full Snow Moon called Hunger Moon too.

All the more reason to hope for Spring!

Take care
x

JC said...

Love the pic of the Snow Drops !!!!!

mountain.mama said...

I love the Appalachians! They are so different from the Rockies. I am jealous of your spring flowers. Still waiting here.

Jo said...

Oh the snow drops are too beautiful. May it soon warm up for you. Thanks for the interesting facts about Full Snow Moon and Hunger Moon. Here in North Africa it is also full moon tomorrow - much much warmer than you although also at the end of our winter!

Maria said...

You are absolutely right, the next full moon will be in Spring! I saw the first snow drops today here in Vienna, too! Have a nice week ahead!

NCmountainwoman said...

I welcome any signs of spring. The moon was beautiful here last night and all I could think of was that it would be cold with no cloud cover. Tonight I'll simply admire the beauty.

Johnny Nutcase said...

that second picture is so pretty! love those little flowers! glad spring is on it's way :)

Linnea W said...

Soon there will be lots of color, but these precious flowers are a good start!

eileeninmd said...

Great post and it is wonderful to see signs of spring. It will be awhile before all of our snow melts.

i beati said...

how sweet are the little blues and I adore snow drops sandy

Appalachian Lady said...

We still have snow covering the ground and cold temperatures so I envy you with flowers. I don't have the snow drops but will consider planting bulbs next year. Great shots!

Naturegirl said...

How exciting for you to finally see signs of Spring blossoming through the frozen earth!
Here we are dumped with fresh fallen snow...need your truck to haul it all away!!LOL

Riet said...

It is wonderful to see some spring again.

msdewberry said...

If the snowdrops are up it's not too long now until spring shows. Love seeing them!!

Randi said...

You must be very happy! I´m still waiting for a spring sign here.
Lovely shots.

Stine in Ontario said...

Oh, YAY! If you have spring I can count it coming my way. Now I just have to wait a little longer. :)

Carletta said...

Wonderful signs of spring! Beautiful snow drops!
If the clouds here don't fade we won't see the full moon. :)
Mine’s here: Carletta’s Captures.

Theresa Milstein said...

What lovely little flowers poking out. I live in Massachusetts, and even with our unusually warm weather, I still don't think we'll see any blooms for a few weeks.

Gunsside Norway said...

Lovely photos, and sure, you are lucky to see signs of spring already ;)

Denise said...

Isn't that wonderful? Such a welcome sight for all of us. Thank you for sharing.

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