Thursday, February 07, 2008

Ice storm, then snow storm

As regular readers of this blog know, I'm kind of a weather geek. And have we had weather this week: an ice storm yesterday morning, followed by a snow storm in the evening.

This meant one thing - time to get out the camera. Here are some pictures:

Sedum and Russian sage coated in ice

Old clematis vines coated in ice

After the snow storm

© Yvonne Cunnington, Country Gardener


  1. Beautiful photos; now THIS is what I call a garden of great winter interest!Hopefully nothing was too damanged--the ice storm we had last week really took it out of some of the birch trees around here. But at least we didn't lose our power like half of PEI.

  2. Hi Jodi: Not too much damage. We have a big white pine that seems to be ailing, and the ice storm ripped several branches from it. Still, nothing very major. More snow coming next week. After last summer's horrid drought, I'm grateful for all precipitation.

    Cheers, Yvonne

  3. Anonymous6:11 PM

    I dare say that you've had more snow this winter than even we have, about an hour south (east). I'm not bragging. God'll get even with us somehow with a record-breaking storm at some point.

    Pretty pictures. your garden looks organized & put-together and even color-coordinated in the winter time.

  4. Hi Jim: Thanks for your kind comments on my garden. I guess the garden reflects my interest and training in garden design. And we leave most of the grasses and perennials up through the winter. This makes for an intense clean-up in the spring, as you can imagine.

    I wouldn't mind more snow actually. Any precip (except for freezing rain) is most welcome after the horrid drought of 2007. Cheers, Yvonne

  5. Yvonne, those are gorgeous photographs--it makes me wish for some more snow in my garden. The snow came here late on Tuesday, but was washed away by rain early on Wednesday.

  6. Thanks, Heirloomgardener. I don't like it when it rains in mid-winter (don't like the world turning to ice under foot, which tends to happen). But snow is way easier to deal with in the country. In the city, it's depressing when it piles up and takes up all the parking spaces and makes sidewalks difficult to walk. We've got lots of snow right now, (Valentine's Day) and lovely snowshoeing every day. Life in the country is pretty good, I'd say.

    Cheers, Yvonne


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