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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Foliage Follow-up December 2012 -- Don't Fall on Yer Arse!

I wasn't going to do a Foliage Follow-up post, because it's just been too gray and wet and ugly out there. I didn't think I had anything to really add to the conversation.

But last night (and this morning) we got snow. I should probably make it clear, in case I haven't made it clear enough in the past -- I really really hate snow. No, I mean really. I hate driving in it, and I hate walking in it. I know there is a broken hip just waiting for me in the future. But I figured it would add a little something new to the pictures, and lately I can't resist taking pictures.

As I headed out to take these, Nigel called out "Don't fall on yer arse!" I was so touched.

This is exactly my reaction every time I see that nasty white stuff.

Carex 'Ice Dance' isn't doing much dancing

Hydrangea quercifolia 'Snow Queen' looking regal

Mahonia 'Charity'

Hardy Geranium

Weeping Alaska cedar

Weeping Alaska cedar have deliberately droopy branches that make it easier to bear a burden of snow

Native sword fern

Agave americana

Trachycarpus leaves weighed down (before I gave them a good talking to)

Although the snow should melt in a couple of days, I shook the snow off all the branches

Yucca 'Bright Star' not burning very bright at the moment

Arbutus unedo 'Compacta'

Technically bare branches don't count as foliage

My paperbark maple is holding onto its seeds

I actually considered doing a Foliage Follow-up post with nothing but pictures of moss, since it's so ubiquitous out there.

Foliage Follow-up is hosted by Pam Penick who writes the blog Digging. There will be lots more links to posts of foliage at the link.


  1. You really did get snow! I love long as I don't have to shovel it! I'll never forget back in Omaha, there was a stretch where I had to dig my car out of snow drifts pretty much every day for 3 or so months...every few days we'd get 8" of was MISERABLE! After that, even I was sick of snow for quite a while :-)

  2. I laughed out loud while reading about your hatred of snow. It's a treat here in Austin since we get snow so rarely, but I don't like it to hang around longer than a day or two either. It does make for a pretty Foliage Follow-Up post though!

  3. I'm laughing out loud! That Nigel is such a romantic devil, always thinking of your welfare. Looks like you got more snow than we did. Since you didn't mention anything, I'm assuming that your hips remain unbroken, your arse unbruised.


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