Our first snow arrived early this morning and it kept snowing until mid-afternoon. We probably got about eight inches. Not much, I know, but enough to blanket the gardens and brighten the view.

I took a walk to look at how a simple event such as a snowfall can transform things – even sleeping perennials.

Here’s a salvia perovskia looking rather pretty.

And check out this coreopsis in my neighbor’s garden. It’s zagreb, I believe.

This is a scotch broom, looking very pine-ish.

Clematis Viticella “Polish Spirit” is contrasting well with its white arbor trellis.

And this perennial aster is enjoying its new snow blanket.

They say we’ll get rain in a couple of days that will wash all this away. I wish it would stick around for a while.


About dirtynailz

Writer for a daily newspaper, gardener, tree hugger, orchid-grower, photographer, animal lover, hiker, wilderness seeker. Proponent of clover in the lawn and a dog on the bed.
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6 Responses to Finally!

  1. cj wright says:

    It’s beautiful. And looks so quiet.


    • dirtynailz says:

      It is quiet, CJ. That’s why I love winter in this community. In the summer it’s full of impatient tourists who crowd the beaches and set off fireworks almost every night.


  2. Andy Brown says:

    We’ll enjoy it tomorrow in any case!


    • dirtynailz says:

      We definitely enjoyed it. We spent the day skiing. It started off very cold but warmed up as the day went on. I guess that rain is coming today, though. Bummer.


  3. Wendy says:

    love it. Everything is so beautiful! We got a bit of snow – about an inch or two – just enough to make a mess, but not enough to sled. and of course on a Friday night – so no school (thus work) cancellations. 😦


    • dirtynailz says:

      It’s much warmer today, and we’re expecting rain, so I guess our white moment was short lived. I sure hope we get more soon.


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