Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Verdict for January: cold and snowy

One of the great things about a garden blog is that it serves as a kind of diary. I've never been one to keep an official garden record on paper, so this helps.

We've had a colder-than-normal January. The average temperature was -9.5 C (that's 14.5 F). The normal average temperature for January in Hamilton hovers at -6 C.

We've also had a lot more snow, 62 centimetres of the white stuff (more than 2 feet), and about 20 cm more than normal for January. In fact, the snow is so deep that it's hard to get around even on snowshoes, but I manage. I just make the outings a bit shorter. The dogs are up to their bellies in the snow - they have to bound and jump to get around. Must get a picture of them in the snow tomorrow.

At the golf course today while it was snowing

© Yvonne Cunnington, Country Gardener


  1. The winter landscape is so beautiful with the clean snow. I always said that I like to live where we have 4 distinct seasons - now I am not so sure. Now it feels like winter is far too long, clearing snow almost every day.

  2. I am suprised to hear that you dont get more snow than that. Interesting. Love the pics.

  3. Wow! Your really have been hit! We had some snow just before Christmas here in Portland, OR- something that we are not used to. I love it!

  4. Hi Yvonne!! Whew...I'm so glad to be back. So much has happened in the almost two weeks of no blogging. We had a January thaw in February and now its back to snowing again! I know exactly what you are talking about. One day I snowshoed and had to leave the dogs home!! They would have had a very rough time! The gardens are still beautiful though and I'm happy to be back to see them.


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