The Poconos ... beautiful mountains, streams, rivers, flowers, and wildlife abound. All the seasons are beautiful, even Winter. I've been here almost 17 years. For the most part, I've been able to deal with the cold, fog, ice, and snow. Normal snow. Two Feet of snow with 5 foot drifts is a whole nother thing!
The last few years these Big Snows seem to come in March. The only saving grace is the temperatures are higher and the days are getting longer, so the white stuff doesn't hang around that long. I keep telling myself ... soon it will be April ... then May and June, and soon flowers will be blooming. And that makes me smile.
Blanket Flowers will be showing off their gorgeous orange & yellow petals.
Shasta Daisies & Rose Campion will be brightening up the corner of the fencepost.
Marigolds will shine like little specs of sunshine in the afternoon sun.
Pink Asiatic Lillies will unfurl their soft petals in some narrow little flowerbed.
A frilly pink-edged Shirley Poppy will welcome the bright morning sunshine.
Heavenly Blue Morning Glories will greet the day as the sun rises in the sky.
Black-eyed Susan vine will happily twist and twine it's way up a trellis.
Moonflowers will shine brightly with their soft glow as the day turns into night.
Pretty pink Columbine will brighten up some shady corner of the garden.
Bachelor Buttons (Cornflower) will sway gracefully in the warm summer breezes.
Pretty pink Zinnias will add their pizazz to any sunny spot in the garden.
And the list of flowers goes on and on and on and on ....