Friday, February 25, 2011


I bundled up to walk out to the street to get the newspaper this morning. The thermometer read 21 degrees.
There are icicles hanging from the greenhouse roof.
The remains of yesterday's snow are frozen in place.
The morning sun turned the snow into a field of diamonds.
The snow was not a welcome visitor.
The flowers on the front porch shivered.
Hydrangea buds had broken. Now those buds are nipped.
Only stone birds and steel birds are happy.
This little house should have a sign Gone South. It just made it up to 32 as measured by our weather station on the roof , now at 2:30. The gradual thaw will begin. Rain comes tomorrow night.


  1. I was so surprised to see all your wintry photos Linda. You took some beautiful ones and have to say I fell in love with your little stone birdhouse in the last shot. We've got 60 mph winds around our way today.

  2. Take your cold spell, add 12" of fresh snow, and you've got my yard. Sad, but true.

  3. I hope everyone and everything recovers from the shock of being frozen.

    Even frozen, your garden is beautiful!

  4. I hate the cold as much as I hate the heat. Why can't the temperature always read 78 degrees F.

  5. Brrr...The daffodils bent under the snow broke my heart a little.

  6. And here I was begining to think that you never had snow there Linda? I enjoyed your photos in these last two blogs - Dave

  7. It appears Mother Nature just can't seem to make up her mind. I'm sorry for all those beautiful flowers who thought they were given the signal to start spring fever.

  8. we know spring is trying to come when the weather gets so changeable...

  9. Cold here, too, I am wondering if I will get any peaches or apricots this year as they were in bloom. It is inconvenient for me but could be a disaster for the many commercial growers in the central valley and expensive for consumers.

  10. Isn't it funny how we can live in a similar area and have such a difference of snow. Your yesterday pictures are very pretty. Snow has just come too late this winter. January is over and it is time to move on. Last week they were cutting Daffs for stores in the valley and now they are covered with snow. Our low yesterday was 17F---Darn cold. And remember last week it was cool but beautiful because of the sunshine. We still have the same amount of snow. It is not melting and it snowed all day today. Whew!!!
    Glad you got to the Flower and Garden show. Always an eye-opener. MB


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