After a couple of years of Polar Vortex, this winter has felt pretty mild. There’s been cold, but it’s rarely gotten much below 20 degrees (in my opinion, you don’t have real cold unless it gets below 20). And there’s been snow, but never more than a few inches at a time, and often not even that.
A few days ago Judy slipped into the Back Garden with her camera to take some pictures of the light blanket of newly fallen snow. Her attention was taken by Middle Billy Goat Gruff. He was installed as a companion to the Big Billy Goat Gruff (Aruncus dioicus – the native Goatsbeard) and Little Billy Goat Gruff (Aruncus aethusifolius – Dwarf Goatsbeard), both growing nearby. And you see they have a bridge to cross.
And we have our troll of course, looking a bit grumpier than usual.
Our blue bird house looks particularly cozy with a coating of snow on the roof.
The Annabelle Hydrangeas (Hydrangea arborescens) look sort of like frosted flakes.
Don’t know about you, but I feel like I’m on the downhill slide from winter to spring. But this only makes me more impatient.