Hi Montucky, The same thing apparently happened a couple of weeks ago in my former home community in TN. Lots of blossoms got the deep-freeze. Sad. That is how things seems to be going – unexpected weather. Have a really great Tues. tomorrow!
Thanks Bill! That Heather is really pretty stuff when it blooms. THe one in the photo is a domestic plant, but there is a wild one that grows at 7000 feet. It would still be under ten feet of snow now.
We have had some rain lately and of course snow higher up in the mountains, but it was a little surprise to see it snowing this morning here. A hundred miles further north they got 6 inches last night and more than that at the pass level.
It really was a surprise. It had rained during the night then turned to snow early in the morning. We ended up with about an inch and it melted quickly. The daffodils are rather undecided now. Some have opened and others have been only showing buds. Our periods of sunshine have been sporadic. Spring hasn’t yet made a full commitment!
Thanks Isa. It isn’t unusual here either. Sometimes we will have brief snowfalls off and on into June. The early plants are very hardy and have evolved for that kind of climate I guess. They really are amazing!
None of those flowers will be hurt by a little snow, but I wouldn’t want to see a lot of it at this point. Your plants are much farther along than ours are. Daffodils just started showing some bud color here.
You have had more of a winter and it has lasted longer this year, hasn’t it. We are in a colder phase right now for awhile too. I saw on the news tonight our neighbors to the south in Wyoming had a high of only 6 today. Now that could be a problem!
Such beautiful images….hope the flowers survived the cold night. It snowed here last night on the ridges around Prescott. The snowpack is at only 40% and the drought continues:( Hope that things aren’t as dire in W MT.
That amount of snowpack is a serious problem! Sure hate to see that! Along the Bitterroot Valley here the snowpack has bee lower than usual too, about 85%. Here on the Clark Fork we are in the 90’s and adding snow up high just about every night. Overall, not too bad but the precipitation in the valleys has been very poor.
The flowers are fine even though the night after the photos were taken the temperature dropped into the teens. I’ve even gotten so that I look forward to a spring snow after the flowers have begun to bloom.
The last photo with the drops of water hanging from the petals is a stunner. I really like that one. The combination of snow and flowers is great. I still remember an Easter in Iowa when the tulips were in full bloom and up to their little blossom-bottoms in snow. They sat like that for three days while the snow slowly melted – it didn’t do them a bit of harm. A few years ago a friend in Kalispell sent me a picture of his lilacs – fully in bloom and weighed down with snow!
Glad you liked the heather. It’s interesting how many of the early flowers tolerate snow and cold temperatures. Those that bloom later in May aren’t quite as tolerant, but I’ve also seen snow on the lilacs. Few of the wildflowers seem to be much affected by a late spring. What a wonderful world of plants!
Beautiful photos. The photo of heather captured my eye, because I have nearly similar photo in my About me. Just this Friday morning we have weather change. Cold weather and sunny day continued during six week and yet yesterday we walked 1½ hours on lake’s ice. Now there is water above the ice and last night was so warm that snow and ice stared to melt. Maybe Spring comes finally to here also. 🙂
Love the purple/blue flower holding up a diamond of snow.
Your pictures confirm to me that Spring is never going to come to Minnesota this year … we are weeks behind.
2-3 feet of old snow and piles of it a lot higher … 4 inches last weekend, 4 more yesterday, predicting 7-14 inches tomorrow and another snow storm for wednesday or thursday next week. Sorry … Minnesota nice is hard to find … we are pretty grumpy about this snow.
Enjoy your spring blooms for me … even with a dusting of snow. Very nice pictures.
Wow, you are sure getting snow this year! We could sure use that here. The eastern part of the state has had only about 80% of normal snowpack and about the same to the south of us. We are a little better at 90%, but the valleys have been very dry. Too bad the snow hasn’t been equitably distributed!