As the weather fronts collided the rain came and washed away the snow. Happily as the snow melted some winter buds came into view.
The Galanthus certainly grew since I had last laid eyes on them.
Daffodils and Narcissus are poking out of the ground.
A few hellebore buds are peeking out. I got itchy seeing all of the leaves around these plants. The neat nik in me wanted to remove them but my better gardener self said 'don't you dare it is only January'.
Sure enough the warm front that brought the rain was pushed out by Arctic winds that brought the cold. The rain didn't have a chance to soak into the ground or drain off. All froze in place.
Obviously there is a bit of a dip in the garden where the paths lay.
I probably won't be putting anything in the compost for a while. Maybe the sun will take care of some of this ice but I rather doubt it since it is not to get above freezing anytime soon.
You all take care and stay warm.