We had a little snow a few weeks ago, but I don't think it was considered measurable. It melted on the streets, so today is the first day we've had enough snow to drive on. At supper time, they said it was 1.75 inches at the airport, and the weather people said it was more in other parts of town. All I know, is, it's been quite cold, after our high in the 50s on Saturday, the day I took pics for the tour of our yard.
Here is what I was excited to have woken up to this morning:
After work, I walked out back to snap some snow pics.
Sage in a pot:
Veggie garden, with stick verbena in middle and near fence:
Since the temps have been in the single digits, the kale may be finished for the season.
This is facing the south from the veggie garden. Larry is getting the snow blower to start.
Heidi loves the snow, and was happy to lead the way to the front, where I had the door unlocked so we could head in after taking pics. The plant toward the right that still wants to be green is rue.
Here's one of the mountain mints I did a post on recently.
Continuing to the front:
There are still some seeds on the (from left against the house) black eyed Susan of some kind, Rudbeckia herbstonne, Helen's flower, an assortment of others for the birds to eat.
Looking back north, you can see Larry got the seeds put in the feeder. The taller plant on the left is an amsonia, which I plant to do a post on. There are asters and another amsonia as well as another assortment of plants in here.
I'm not sure why I included this, but you can see our shed and our neighbors' pretty trees.
I think my house is photogenic. :o)
Here's more of the tree, and you can see asters on each side of the sidewalk, gay feathers, and fireworks goldenrod.
Some of the plants in here are asters, gay feathers, lavenders, and catmint.
The new bed:
The blackberry lily looks good, even with snow.
View to the west from the porch. The pots on cement slabs you can't see under the snow are ours. Larry's dad put lots of cement in, attempting to keep water out of the basement. (It may have reduced it, but didn't stop it.)
Several people commented on the fire hydrant in my yard walk. Watch for a post about the painting of the fire hydrant some time in the next couple of weeks.