Surviving Spring Snows
Spring is coming. The days are longer each day. The sun
feels stronger, too. The snow melts and trickles down to your roots. You
push your leaves up out of the soil. It may snow
again but your leaves can survive it. (After all, your ancestors developed
in this climate.) The bud that will become your flower grows more slowly.
Can you find the bud? How do you protect it?
at the leaves. What do you notice that might help you survive the coming
hot, dry summer?