Monday, March 27, 2017
#Microblog Mondays: Resilience
These snowdrops first poked up out of the leaf litter in early March, when we had a little spate of warm weather in advance of a giant windstorm that uprooted trees and put thousands out of power. The branch came down in the middle of the small clump of spring, and then the following week, not even a full week later, we were hit with over two feet of snow.
This spring has been crazy -- days where it's 72 for the high and 25 for the low, sustained winds of over 65 miles an hour with gusts of 81, and then a giant dumping of heavy, heavy snow.
But now there's been rain, and while the yard is swampy and scarred by the carnage of the snow plow along the road, I am thrilled that the snowdrops have survived all this. The clump is three times bigger than it was when they first poked out only to be thrust into all the lion March could give, and they grew around that branch that was wrenched off a sassafras tree yards away.
They are a picture of resilience -- of taking a beating over and over only to grow up out of the dead leaves matted by heavy snow, to grow around the branch that tried to squash them, and to grow robustly and defiantly into the only white and a smattering of green in that side garden.
So much inspiration in a stubborn patch of flowering bulbs, finally heralding the promise of spring.
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