Saturday, February 4, 2012

Winter Wonderland

The National Weather Service predicted heavy snow for last night and were they ever right on his one.  Below is our 6 feet high privacy fence and gate leading to our backyard and garden, and let's just say that I won't be using this entrance for awhile.


We had rain prior to switching over to snow so the surfaces of the fence and house were wet when the wind driven snow started falling.  It created some interesting patterns on the vertical surfaces.


Not only did my maiden, zebra, Japanese, feather-reed, fire and Indian grasses get flattened by the weight of the snow, but my hearty pampas grass also got pushed down to the ground.  I don't ever remember it getting this flat before.


The Crimson Maple in the front yard is covered in snow and the two Scarlet Oaks in the backyard also have a slight bend to the branches bearing the most weight.  No broken limbs, so I'm really enjoying the frosted look of the trees today.


Even the weigela bush in the front yard received a nice dollop of snow on it.


I'm off to go paint, but thought since many of you hadn't received snow this winter you might enjoy a look at the winter goodness.

Have a great weekend!
Laurie

3 comments:

Lori Ann Corelis said...

Brrrrrrr . . .
Looks like a good week to stay in with a blanket and a cup of tea!

L

Uapa said...

In Rome we had a good snow after 25 years!
And during this same weekend I also visited England, having snow there too!
Well, uau :-D

Countryfolk Keepsakes said...

Wholly cow!! You have gotten more snow than we've had all winter! It's been freakishly mild here. I know it's a pain in the can, but it sure is pretty. ♥
~Karin