Notes from a USDA zone 5 shade garden in Southern Wisconsin.
I hear you are receiving more snow. Poor thing. Hang in there. It won't be as long as it has been. Pretty picture.
I'm not sure whether I was happy or sad about more snow. It IS January, and our 40F-50F temps weren't normal. But, overall, more snow and cold are ... blech. Still, it is pretty. See, I can't make up my mind. ;-)
A bit of both, say I.
Yes, agreed, Ricki.
We didn't leave the house! Luckily no appointments and a full fridge which made it a pleasant day.
Same here. But that makes two days in a row. Now I MUST go out tomorrow! Severe cabin fever sets in if I don't get out for a few days. I need people and activity! Time for a winter walk? We'll see if I have the courage. ;-)
I know you're a winter fan, Donna. I truly have a love/hate relationship with it. The cold part is yucky. The white part is kinda nice. I like a little winter, but then I grow tired of it. Making peace for now. ;-)
More gray, less snow here... Michelle
Hi Michelle: All our snow melted, and then we got more today. It looks pretty, but ...
A beautiful and appropriate January scene. I'm sure it's frustrating to be stuck inside though.
Thanks. Late January and all of February are always a bit of a challenge. But I guess the days are getting longer.
I hate it, but I love your picture. That's the best place for snow - on a picture.
Ha! I agree. If it wasn't so cold...
Winter is not my season, but I admit, with views of the snow sometimes delight. Regards.
Yes, same with me. I like a little, but there's too much. It's pretty, but it's too cold for too long.
Your picture sure makes winter look delightful. I love snow but miss more active gardening.
Thanks, Peter. I miss gardening, too. And winter is simply too long.
Hi Beth, for me winter is with no doubt frightful! I simply physically have such a hard time dealing with the cold. Looking at winter photos like yours is delightful though ;-)!Warm regards, Christina
Hi Christina: The cold is mysterious thing. I dislike it, as well. But a funny thing happens after we've had subzero weather (below 0F) for a stretch. When the temps bounce back above 32F, it feels like spring. Unfortunately, we don't have that kind of mild weather in the near forecast. :(
Delightful... but in small, short doses!
That's an interesting thought, Indie! I think I prefer it to be consistently cold for a shorter time, and then to slowly but steadily move to spring. Of course, that never happens! It's a roller-coaster ride around here!
I think it's delightful...for a while. But I sure wish we'd get some snow!
The snow does make for a fresher canvas, that's true. Days on end with gray and brown can be demoralizing. But the trade-off is often an earlier spring, which is always nice!
December was on the frightful side - too much shoveling! Snowless January is just sort of weird.
It's interesting that you haven't had much snow. We have a nice, light coating of about 1-2 inches covering the plants. It looks like it won't melt anytime soon. I guess that's pleasant to look at, but too cold.
Hi,I love snow. Snow ='s DelightfulIce ='s Frightful I hate ice! We ended up with an ice storm last week. My friend had to crawl out to let her dog out. My son Sam fell on our driveway. I fell on a walk.We are attending the Eau Claire Garden Seminar Saturday. I am excited. :-) The main speaker will be Tim Johnson of Seed Saver's!!
Yes! Ice is the worst, absolutely! Snow is lovely and delightful. However, I simply abhor the cold. Fortunately, it hasn't been too bad this winter. But it's always too long. I hope you had fun at the seminar!
Delightful! I much prefer our short, inconsistent winter to our hot, humid summer! A common topic of conversation regarding winter is, "Do you think we will get snow this year?" If we get snow, it is usually a treat.
That would be nice. Actually, my "ideal" winter would be snow in December and early January, and then a slow, steady move to spring ... by the end of February. Unfortunately, winter has a way of being erratic. And then it plays ping-pong with spring in March.
I am a winter . . . So for me it has been "frightful."I am still hoping for some DELIGHTFUL . . . a foot or two would help!
Ah, you're a snow-lover! I must admit having a white landscape is pretty. The browns and grays get tiring. If only winter didn't last so long...
As much of a pain as snow can be, I'd much rather have that than freezing rain. :-\
Me, too, Heather! Ice is awful!
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