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Signs Of Spring In The Snow

(credit:  Phran Novelli)

(credit: Phran Novelli)

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - The light snow we got last week was quickly melted by the heat of the day, but when I awoke to a snow covered-world that morning, it really didn’t look like winter even though everything was white. That’s because the garden has come alive, and where the ground was bare and branches were blank back in January, there’s a lot more growing and going on right now.

There was a blanket of white bowing the heads of early blooming bulbs like yellow daffodils and purple chionodoxa – also known as glory of the snow for very good reason. Pots of hardy pansies fought to hold up their heads while sporting snowcaps for a few hours until the sunshine melted their cares away. The flakes clung to bulging buds on trees and shrubs, stuck to rose leaves that have started to unfurl, and outlined perennials pushing through the soil.

By noon, the snow was gone, melted into water to give all those plants a drink. And the garden looked like spring again.

Reported By Phran Novelli, KYW Newsradio