It is a bright, sunny day in central Indiana with clear blue skies overhead and pristine white snow underfoot. Lots of pristine white snow.
And, underneath that snow surrounding the lamp post, there is a bed of tulips just waiting to come up and bloom. It is hard to imagine it now, but I planted the bulbs myself, took pictures and all, so I know they are there.
It will be so nice to see the tulips, once all this snow melts. And from what I am reading about our extended weather forecast, we could see some snow melt this weekend. But still, when I post my list of what is blooming in my gardens for Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day, tomorrow, it will be a rather short list. I'l have to include some indoor blooms.
Why I am I so chipper while buried under all this snow?
Partly because in all this mess, I've found out that I have some very nice neighbors. One day last week, my next door neighbor, Jim, blew several inches of snow off my drive before I got home from work. Then yesterday, another neighbor, Mr. K, helped me start my snow blower. It just needed a good strong pull of the handle. Then today, yet another neighbor from across the street helped me dig out the bottom of my driveway, where the snow plow had thrown all the snow from the street, so I could get out and go get more gas for the snow blower. Good neighbors, they are, even if we all don't know each other all that well.
Happy Valentine's Day from a bright, sunny place known as Indiana.