Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Flowers from the Storm



Sad Flowers Pummeled by the Storm
March 14, 2017
Happy Flowers in the Springtime Sun
March 9, 2017
I had the opportunity to watch the clump of Tete-a-Tete daffodils outside my front door respond to the recent, and hopefully final, storm of the season. 

For some reason, I was so impressed by their resilience that I just had to document their recovery. During early March there hardy harbingers of Spring had blossomed and were providing a much needed splash of color for the front garden. 

Within a week, however, the severe nor'easter which swept up the Atlantic coast had pummeled them into submission under as layer of snow and ice. They looked very sad and it seemed that Springtime had been cruelly ripped away from us. 

Resurrected Tete-a-Tete's
March 26, 2017
At the time I snapped the image, I was convinced that these small flowers were going to be another lost joy of Springtime. "But wait . . ."

As they say in the Television sales industry, ". . . there's more!"

Less than two weeks after the icy blast the small clump of flowers, like a Phoenix, have risen to regain their full Springtime splendor, which is kind of tough since they are so small. 

But there they are, standing tall and proclaiming the power of Springtime!

-- Bob Doan, Elkridge, MD

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