Monday, January 30, 2012


The weather changes have created some camera fun. 

Roses don't really bloom well in winter, but they keep trying.  
                                       In snow,

                                                                  In ice,
                                                           and in cold sun.

 Daily weather changes impact our daily plans.

 I got more debris picked up this morning, down to the last layer of ice.  
 Tom worked on into the afternoon, while I finally got in an aerobic walk.  That pile is getting smaller.
 Here in the Pacific Northwest, winter doesn't prevent spring from getting ready to transition.  Bulbs are emerging.

 Hellebore will be blooming soon.

 The witch hazel is in full bloom.

And Josy has moved from one cozy spot to another.  She's keeping me company in the chair beside me, which works a little better when I'm typing than on my lap.


  1. I do love those pictures! I'm really amazed at how well Josy adjusted to her new home. Sometimes cats will leave when you take them to a new home. She's a smart cat. She knows a good thing when she sees it.

  2. What a difference from one day to the next. Same here, Linda. I haven't yet seen the blooms coming up, but I'm going to take a walk and see what's peeking through the ground around here. I love Josy, thank you for every picture you put on here of her.

  3. I think your bulbs are ahead of mine, perhaps because you have had more rain. I guess I will have to start watering again.
    Checking my Apricot tree I see the first signs of bud-break and the peach and nectarine are not far behind. I guess it is spring.

  4. Oh poor roses..I wonder if anything is coming up under our snow...I am conflicted about my NWF Habitat sign. It gets people to ask questions but I am really unhappy with them at this point...

  5. Thank you for documenting the path of blooming that your roses are taking despite the ice storm. I find those photos absolutely fascinating. Roses really are quite resilient, aren't they?

    You, your husband, and your garden are a marvel.

  6. I haven't noticed any bulbs sprouting yet. I should probably take a closer look out there.

  7. Is that moss on the floor of your patio? I see a faint green color on them. Love your cat. So cute.

  8. Gorgeous photos, Linda. I love those ice encased flowers. I can't believe you're already getting spring poking through the ground. It doesn't happen until April in Illinois.

  9. Your spring starts so much earlier than ours, Linda! Beautiful rose photos and of course your yard is always lovely, even with winter storm debries!

  10. bulbs already-amazing. Guess I'll have to look outside too but it's warm 50-60 degrees but no blooms yet.

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