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Friday, February 23, 2018

A Better Use For My Broom

You may have heard the normally rainy Pacific Northwest has gotten some snow lately. If you know me, you know how much I dislike snow. I love our dark, dreary, wet (above 32 degrees Fahrenheit) winters.

We got some snow, enough to coat everything, on Sunday. And then it turned too cold for it all to melt, so it stuck around, and I tried really, really hard to ignore it. Hoping if I ignored it long enough it would go away quietly.

Well, that didn't work. The weather goddess got mad and dumped even more on me on Wednesday night. I had to take my broom out and knock snow off my palm trees and my Manzanita.

Me, at the prospect of snow -- unlike Elphaba, I love the rain pictures of the...despised snow.

Ah, alright.

Snow-laden Mahonia branches

Pinus sylvestris 'Nisbet's Gold'

I had to use my broom to knock snow off the Arctostaphylos, which probably should have been tip-pruned

A snowy winter jasmine

Eryngium seedheads

The birds have stripped the Echinacea seedheads, which look a bit like witches' hats now

And I hear we might get more. Maybe it's time to hop on that broom and ride off somewhere sunny and warm.


  1. Hope you bundle up as it's pretty cold to be traveling via broom right now! No matter how pretty it looks, this snow has got to go along with these freezing temperatures!

  2. Since you love rain, you picked the right place to live. SoCal you would find very depressing! Your photos are beautiful, snow is beautiful, but wouldn't want to garden in it.

  3. That sure is more than a dusting of snow! The weather just gets weirder and weirder. At least your snow WILL melt and support your garden (eventually). We've absolutely no precipitation to complain about, which is why we're complaining. Last night's forecasted rain once again didn't materialize so now we hold our breaths and hope next week's forecast will.

  4. It's snowing here now at 5:30 on Friday. I need it to turn to rain soon!

  5. Nice pics, the snow with jasmine is especially beautiful.

  6. Those Echinacea seedheads look terrific and also against the snow so dramatic.


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