When I was growing up in the '60s, I can remember several Christmases where my dad and my grandpa used to get cut trees and flock them. There was this blower thing that sprayed the flocking onto the trees to make them look like they had snow on them, kind of like the trees at Our Little Acre look today.
I knew it would be gorgeous when I awoke this morning and before the wind started up and blew the snow off the trees, I bundled up again and took the camera out to take some more photos.
but that didn't last long before she was looking for a way back in.
Max's Garden is to the right of this view.
Looking from Max's Garden toward the back of the house.
The Japanese Garden area is to the right of the gazebo.
The Japanese Garden
The bench looks comfy, doesn't it?
Just a bit wet and cold, though.
This hedge belongs to our neighbors, but of course, we get the advantage of it, too. In a couple of months there will be a drift of Virginia Bluebells (Mertensis virginica) at its base that we planted two years ago. There are other woodland wildflowers scattered here and there along the hedge, too.
Looking toward the pool from the patio.
Simba, being part Alaskan Malamute, absolutely loves the snow and has been known to sleep in the open during a raging snowstorm, even though she has a nice, warm doghouse.
We have pictures where you can't hardly see her because she's covered in snow, sound asleep.
The only berries left on the Washington Hawthorn trees are way at the bottom. The birds have pretty well stripped the trees of them.
The red feeder is looking a little top heavy with snow and light
on the bird seed. Must remedy that!
I'm happy we got this snow, because the temperatures are going to dip down to a low of 8º tomorrow night and the snow cover will protect the plants. What I'm dreading more than that is the pickup in the wind that's supposed to occur later today. With this much snow, that's sure to create very hazardous driving conditions.
Maybe this is winter's last hurrah? Let's hope!