Mom and I have been doing New York this week, and I've got a lot to blog about after we get home on Sunday. But I wanted to participate in Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day for January, because something caught my eye while visiting Central Park today.
We took a rickshaw bicycle ride, powered by a wonderful New York native called Peter, who is three years older than I am, and is in a lot better shape. The tour took a little over an hour and took us through some gorgeous parts of the park. Peter stopped and allowed us to take some pictures, which I will post later - except for one.
As we began our walk through Strawberry Fields, I happened to look down and what I saw, made me smile in amazement:
Snowdrops blooming in Strawberry Fields at Central Park
These snowdrops (Galanthus nivalis), along with unseasonably warm temperatures near 50° F, let me know that in spite of the fact that there's a good deal of winter left, spring isn't far behind it. I've no idea if my snowdrops have done anything in my one-zone-colder garden back in Ohio, but I'll be checking, once we've returned from our first trip to The Big Apple.