As snow looms the afternoon garden shows signs of spring.
The tight bud of the snow crocus will only open when the time is right. It's such a tease.
For weeks the flower has shown color, but covered the pretty orange anthers until ready.
Sedum is one of the first plants to appear through the frozen soil and even though it won't bloom until summer, it's welcome sight for sure.
Regardless of what Mother Nature's wrath has in store, these plants will wait it out, just like all of us gardeners.
The fat buds of double daffodil emerge holding their beauty inside. But there just seeing green is beautiful enough for today.
At this point in the season we're riding the merry go round, leaning and stretching to reach the brass ring which represents spring.
A few more times around and we'll be able to grab hold.