11 February 2008
Oh look! More snow! Quel surprise!
Well, as anyone who's read Crafty Gardener or GardenJoy4's posts in the last day or so knows, some parts of Canada have been having a spot of weather. The spot arrived here in Nova Scotia yesterday afternoon with a bang and a flourish, and began dumping on us with great zeal and enthusiasm.
Oh really, you say. You Canadians and your weather-whining. How bad can it be?
Hmmm....let's open the door and find out! Oh, look. There's about a foot of snow up against the door. Where's the shovel? Oh, right, I'm not supposed to shove. Okay, we'll just look out.
Hmmmm...I'd say it's drifted about three feet high here, in places. Now, we don't use this door too much in winter, as the other front door is just off to the left (our house is L-shaped). Let's go look and see how much is out back. Surely it won't be as bad.
Hmmm. Maybe it is worse! Look at that nice cresting, curling wave on top of the snowdrift near the big birdfeeder! LSS will have to plow out to there so he can fill the feeders, but the snowbirds and other brave souls are finding lots to eat at the feeders and on the ground anyway, as he tossed a scoop out to hold them for now.
As others have observed, there's a reason why we don't cut down all our perennials before winter--not only do they give some winter interest, they also help to mark where the garden is, and how deep the snow is too, in case some errant soul gets lost in the back yard. All in all, we've got between 8-10 inches (20-25 cm) down so far, and while there was a bit of a lull when I took these, it's snowing again...and blowing, too!
It's enough to make a person (feline or human) hug the stove, cling to nice sheepskin slippers...
...or catch up on your sleeping...
But here's a reminder that spring will come again; the beautiful daylily 'Roses in Snow'! It will show more white along its edges as it matures (last year was its first year flowering for me) but with that name, I had to have it. And had to have a bit of colour in this post, too. We'll return to exploring Colour in the Garden soon...
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