Winter has finally arrived in earnest here! The first storm was a surprise, since it wasn't even forecast until it had already started snowing Saturday evening! We got 6 or 7 inches from that. Yesterday it started snowing again by late morning and it's still snowing now! The temperature rose from -8F to 35, (and the snow changed to rain overnight) and is now dropping again, with a low of 3 forecast for tonight, and single digit highs for the rest of the week! Believe it or not, this crazy weather is pretty normal here! I'm glad we finally have a good layer of snow protecting the gardens.
These pictures were all taken Sunday morning...
The greenhouse before I cleaned it off...usually the snow slides off on its own and I just have to shovel to keep the sides cleared, but it depends on the type of snow and temperature.
Vegetable garden, with the leaning pumpkin trellis! :D
It prbably won't be long before everything is completely buried, but for now I'm still enjoying some of the taller flower stalks and herbs.
I love how snow looks on tree branches, and in the honeysuckle and lilac bushes!
I will wait til Monday to show you what blooms on the kitchen windowsill right now! :)
I am a passionate gardener and seed-saver, who also enjoys playing the violin and accordion, running, spending time with my 4 golden retrievers, keeping chickens, photography, and reading. I also blog for Heirloom Gardener.