A beginning of March was full of promise. Days were warm and sunny, snow started to melt away unveiling green buds of spring flowers. Crocuses were just to bloom; I already could see their violet petals. Even tulips shot up. I was looking forward to make a first photo of a real bloom in my garden this year. However the weather changed dramatically; cold and snow returned. The temperature falls bellow minus 15oC during night and remains negative during day time. There were beautiful fogs and frosts last few mornings. In the middle of March my garden is still a nice stage for the winter photography. The only problem, it doesn’t inspire anymore.
Although the weather is cold, days are clear and sunny. It is beautiful to observe how the sun does its job. The thinner layers of snow above the plants melt away and the small “windows” to the garden open.
Looking at my plants through these snow windows I remembered a game we played as children. The game was about making a secret. “A secret” was a small flower arrangement made on the ground in an outlying corner of the garden, covered with a glass sliver and then filled back with a thin layer of soil. Primary aim of this game was to create something very personal, something nobody could find, but in fact the more important thing was to share these secrets with your best friends. I don’t know if children in other countries play such games, but I felt deep nostalgia when I found this video on Youtube.
What sorts of secrets do your gardens hide? Isn’t this the same story of sharing… Happy GBBD! Don’t forget to visit Carols May Dream Gardens.