View from back door this morning
Last year at this time I had camellias blooming, daffodils poking their heads out of the ground, and pansies and alyssum blooming away in pots. This year is a different story. January's hard freezes have stifled the blooms. And now the great snow of the South has arrived, bringing us probably close to 4 inches of the white stuff. Not much by some standards but huge for us. It even caused the university to close a day early for the Mardi Gras break. Who'da thunk Mardi Gras would be preceded by a snow storm? (And the Saints to win the Super Bowl? Some here in Louisiana are saying h*ll has frozen over!)
Back yard square beds - can you find them?
So far the snow has actually been delightful. Except for one thing...
Collapsing pop-up greenhouse
The type of greenhouse I have is portable, easy to pop-up, and apparently easy to collapse under snow. Definitely not recommended if you live in an area where it snows regularly.
Female cardinal on rock
I've already done one bird count for the day. The birds have swarmed the feeders. I hope you can see the little cardinal above.
Snow burdened climbing rose bush
The snow made many things look different. I love how the climbing rose bush looks.
I think the neatest snow covered objects were the trees. It was a true winter wonderland. But the sun is out now and soon this will all be like a dream. Onward through the snow.
This post was written by Jean McWeeney for my blog Dig, Grow, Compost, Blog. Copyright 2009. Please contact me for permission to copy, reproduce, scrape, etc.