I found an unexpected surprise one February morning. My confused lilac bush decided it was time to return to the world of green. Winter decided to teach it a lesson and covered the newly formed buds in ice and snow.
I think the lilac bush was a little surprised as well.
The first rain after we moved into our current residence, we found something rather unexpected on the sidewalks, sides of the house, and windows. Snails. Hundreds of snails. They’d disappear as soon as the water evaporated, only to return the next rain. It was like an invasion that only lasted as long as the water.
Their numbers have diminished over the years, but we still get snails every warm rain. I find them somewhat fascinating, so I enjoy the invasions. I just wish I’d had a camera to take pictures when we first moved in.