Because nothing says Happy Easter quite so much as gardening in the snow...

Easter;Snow;Tie-Dyed Eggs;Crocus;Siberian Iris;Dogs Tooth Violet; Because nothing says Happy Easter quite so much as gardening in the snow...

05 April 2015
German crocus, courtesy<br/>of Squirrel Express
German crocus, courtesy
of Squirrel Express

And it looked so hopeful when we arrived on Friday, and caught our first glimpse of purple as we drove up the road. Walking around the garden revealed species crocuses, Siberian iris, winter aconite, and even a big German crocus. (Although what it was doing there is still hard to explain. We don't think that's where we planted it. But squirrels love to play at garden design.)

Easter Fun Found on the Trail
Easter Fun Found on the Trail

Even the trail across the road seemed to be in the springtime spirit.

Snow...Seriously?!
Snow...Seriously?!

But when we woke up Sunday morning, we saw this. Seriously.

I'm a gardener, not a theologian!
I'm a gardener, not a theologian!

Sure sign I'm going to Hell? Dante, for one, argues that Hell is cold, rather than hot, but I'm a gardener, not a theologian. So all I can really tell you is that it's certainly a sign that I'd better start figuring out what to do with the roses that were waiting on our doorstep when we returned to New York City, not to mention the hardy garden orchids that are scheduled to arrive tomorrow...

(In spite of the snow, there were more flowers than you would think. Please follow this link to a short gallery.)

© - Erica Obey
Photos © - George Baird