The picture shows just a few rags of snow lying around in our area now that we have arrived at March. Our snowfall began when December arrived and though we live in a snow belt and are used to a lot of snow in winter, we were a little bit surprised at the amount of snow that fell during our winter months. It was a hard winter this year. If our snowfall didn’t break records, it came very close. We had more snow than we have in most year.
Now that the yard is free of snow, I can see that the heavy snowfall did a lot of damage to the lawn and flower beds, and shrubs. The brisk winds brought in a lot of debris from places near and far, but the funny, little aluminum gadget that I found by my arbor trellis in the side yard turned out to be the cap to the gas vent. The strong winds we had as March made its entrance lifted the cap from its lofty perch and flew it to the ground on the other side of the house. However, it took less than 10 minutes for it to be replaced by the workman, –though he had to climb to the roof level to do it.
We are eager to begin the work of raking out the dead leaves and debris from the flower beds, get the broken twigs picked up and start getting ready for late spring plantings. Bring it on! We so much enjoy seeing flowers come to life.