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Saturday, November 29, 2014

First Snow

My hope that we might escape the winter unscathed by snow was dashed this morning when I woke to find the garden limned in fluffy whiteness. Normally snow stresses me out, but for some reason this morning I managed to remain calm. In fact, I almost immediately saw it as an opportunity to capture some snowy images.

What do you think? Did I do well?

Thyme in the herb garden

Rosemary and skeletal flamingo

A row of snow-covered Sedum 'Autumn Joy'

Sedum 'Autumn Joy'

Pennisetum 'Redhead'

Acaena and Sedum 'Angelina' in the concrete wall

'Sunlight Lace' Hinoki Cypress

Abies koreana 'Silberlocke'

These cones start out purple and age to tan with hints of orange

I'm fascinated by these cones that have been stripped. The work of birds, perhaps?

Cedrus atlantica 'Horstmann'

Pinus sylvestris 'Nisbet's Gold'

Snow in the folds of the Folly curtains

 Oak leaves still hanging on

Hellebore foliage


Lawn before footprints

Snow emphasizes the geometric precision of Mahonia 'Charity'