Early Blooms Buried in Snow

closeup of snowdrops  snowy trees  closeup of snow-covered boughs

March in Minnesota is doing its typical two steps forward, one step back thing — or is that one step forward, two steps back? I photographed these snowdrops on the far east side of Northfield on Friday; today they are buried under several inches of the heavy wet stuff. The snow-laden branches in the other photos, which I took this morning, are about 10 feet away from the snowdrops. The third shot is a close-up of part of the second. Click on the photos for larger views.