Last winter we had almost no snow; just a few inches, if that. This year we experienced our first real winter in years. Our last snowfall was a couple of days ago – about three inches – in late March!
Being the outlier that I am, I enjoy the bracing air. I also welcome the snow for its soil-protecting properties. I’ll take cold over hot any day. You can always bundle up, but you can only take off so many clothes…….
I planted this Lavender “Hidcote” last summer. I’m not sure if it made it through the winter. Hard to tell with that silver foliage.
The rhododendron is in bud now, and won’t mind a light dusting, I’m sure.
Perched on their southeast-facing windowsill above the kitchen sink, my mini orchids are enjoying the stronger sunlight. From left to right: sophronitis cernua, ascocentrum pumilum, bulbophylum tingibarinum, epidendrum porpax, and mini phalaenopsis “Timothy Christopher.” A cheery little group in every season.