The snow ended two days ago and yesterday was blue-sky sunny and 60 degrees F. The snow is melting on the roads and sidewalks, but hangs on in the grass and gardens. This morning it has been raining and the day is colder, 41°F.
For weeks, daffodils have been emerging in many spots around the garden and last week I saw one in the neighborhood in full bloom. Now after this snow the daffodil leaves appear to be boldly rising.
To frozen clods ever the spring’s invisible law returns,
With grass and flowers and summer fruits and corn.
from: Continuities. BOOK XXXIV. SANDS AT SEVENTY. Leaves of Grass, by Walt Whitman. Project Gutenberg-tm