Winter is dead

Dare we say it?  Dare we?

Snow Thursday, 64 Saturday.

But out and about this morning, something in the mulch caught my attention.

Something small and pink and determined:

peonies popping up

The Peonies have spoken: Spring is here!

“She turned to the sunlight
And shook her yellow head,
And whispered to her neighbor:
“Winter is dead.”
― A.A. Milne, When We Were Very Young

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16 thoughts on “Winter is dead

  1. A sure sign of spring…I think you’re safe to declare it. 🙂

    • They’re so hearty and persistent, I love it! I hope I’m safe to declare it but have learned to never say never 🙂 MJ

  2. Mine are about to bloom. Of course I am much further south of you.

    • So pretty – enjoy! I remembered to put the stakes out this year so they have some support; last year, by the time I thought of it, they were too tall.

      Bests! MJ

  3. We can only hope! Although, we’ve had warm temps here for a couple of weeks, and lots of things are sprouting and blooming!

    • The Day Lillies are up and the Hostas are poking through, too 🙂 I saw a bumblebee yesterday. We’re to hit 80 on Wed then back into the rainy 60s. I will still take 60 over 40!! 😉 MJ

  4. I’m gonna let you proclaim it while I cautiously enjoy this GORGEOUS weather.

    Okay, okay… I’ll admit it! Winter IS dead! 🙂 My Day Lilies are sprouting.


  5. When those peonies start poking up, spring must come. Fingers crossed, MJ!

  6. Aahh…after the long winter, so wonderful to see spring come back! I know just how you feel, I love to see the first green tips of daffodils coming up through the mulch in my flower bed! I love all the seasons, but the older I get, the more important spring becomes! ~ Sheila

    • I can’t agree more, Sheila — I love all seasons, too, but I do think Spring is my favorite — it’s just so ALIVE 🙂 MJ

  7. scenes like this are as exciting as Christmas morning and hunting for Easter eggs. I LOVE to see the new shoots pushing their way up. Adrenaline rush!!!

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