Snow Day

This past weekend was all about snow.

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The snow would fall, stop, and then start falling again the next day. Until this month, it hasn’t been a very snow winter. The skies have been full of low, grey clouds.

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Mostly we stayed bundled up inside, except for when we were shoveling. On Sunday, Judy took her camera outside to see what she could see. It is nice how the fresh snow outlines the trees in white.

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This is what I mean about the stop and start snow. The snow fell, a path was shoveled to along the side of the house to the back garden, and then more snow filled it in.

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Another nice thing about fresh snow is how it makes peaked snow hats on various surfaces.

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Birdhouse with a snow hat.

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Another birdhouse.

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Plants, like these ‘Annabelle’ Hydrangea arborescens, also get snow hats.

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The Siberian Elm (Ulmus pumila) in our back garden seems rather ominous on an overcast winter day.

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My purchase of a heated bird bath seems more worthwhile every winter. The birds certainly appreciate it.

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Poor Rudolph the Rooster. He looks chilled to the bone, or he would if he had bones.

I went out of town on Monday. When I returned on Wednesday, the snow was melting. But I have a feeling we’ll have at least one or two more cycles of snow, melt, freeze, and snow again before the end of March.

That’s all for now.

49 Comments on “Snow Day”

  1. Brrr! Judy’s pictures made me feel cold. I remember snow like this from when we lived in Massachusetts. I’m so glad all we deal with now is cold and rain and the occasional inch or two of snow, which tends to usually melt quickly. We still have a snow shovel in our garage, but we’ve used it maybe three times in the last 10 years.

  2. I can’t remember when we last had snow like that. I’m sure you plants are just waiting for your temperatures to rise a little and then they will all flower together. The bird boxes look nuce and cosy for any birds that might roost in them overnight.

  3. Your garden looks nice with it’s blanket of snow. I like hats, snowy or otherwise. We had a record high yesterday, 71F. I won’t be surprised if we get more snow. It usually snows in March here too. Not as much as you get but snow none the less.

  4. February snow is beautiful… in other people’s gardens. The forecasters are predicting that we might have a bit of the white stuff on Sunday but it won’t be anything as stunning as this, probably just a big slushy mess here. Come on, spring, hurry up!

  5. I can’t imagine what it’s like living with all that snow for a few months each year and can understand how you get fed up at times, but the snow hats are cute. I suppose spring is even more special and welcome when it arrives. I’ve never heard of a heated bird bath – what a great idea.

  6. Hello Jason, we haven’t had any appreciable snow at all this winter. We’ve had some quick flurries but it’s all gone within 30 minutes. Nothing like the blanket of white in those beautiful pictures. It does mean I have little excuse to stay cosied up inside though.

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