Friday, December 12, 2008

Let it snow!



This morning the news programs were talking about the crazy weather across the nation. New Orleans got snow as did other parts of the southeast. We got snow too. It arrived late and was brief but I had never seen it coming down so thick. I didn't pay much attention to the weather until I started gardening. In my observations, when we do get snow, it is usually in late January or February. Snow before Christmas is rare but our weather has been colder for the past month and it is usually mild this time of year. I personally love it!

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Some of the trees and shrubs still have leaves so this made the snowfall different and more interesting.


















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32 comments:

Barbee' said...

Beauty everywhere! with enchanting contrasts! Thanks for the pictures... better than words in this unbelievable situation.

Pam/Digging said...

You got much more snow than my garden did, Phillip. It is different looking when the trees still wear their fall foliage---unusual but pretty.

flowergardengirl said...

Believe it or not...I'm in NC and it's been hot. I've gone from heat to AC too many times in one day. Very odd indeed. Your snowy garden photos seem unreal but beautiful with the white fluffy adornments. It's cruncy too isn't it?

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Your garden has had a sugar coating sprinkled on it by the garden fairies no doubt. It just makes your garden even sweeter.

Les said...

The weather was crazy this week. Anytime New Orleans gets snow its news, but in December? It did make your garden lovely though, and your photos are very nice. Let's hope this does not mean dramatically below normal temps. this winter. While you were getting snow, we had temps near 70 and rains that would have made Noah look around for his tool box.

Jim/ArtofGardening said...

I've read about all this snow in the south - here in Buffalo we can still see the grass! We've only had 3-5 inches total the month of November. Although a half-hour south of here along Lake Erie, in the ski areas, they've gotten more than 80 inches total in November.

Your garden looks good with a little snow. It always looks pretty until there's enough to have to shovel.

Gail said...

Phillip,

Your garden is lovely all covered with snow! Beautiful photos, too...a winter wonderland. No snow on my Nashville garden!

Carol said...

You have a beautiful garden in all seasons. That snow brings out a new dimension to your always interesting garden. Thanks for sharing it with us. And will you be sharing some pictures of your Christmas decorations again this year?

Carol, May Dreams Gardens

Jamie and Randy said...

I love seeing photos of your garden! Even when covered in snow it's still beautiful.

Carolyn gail said...

A rare and lovely sight -snow in December. I was 10 before snow fell on Alabama.

Your garden looks really beautiful with its gossamer gown.

Jan said...

I know you enjoyed your snow as much as we did here in South Louisiana. We had almost 3 inches at our house. Loved your lion with the snow picture.

Jan
Always Growing

Cameron (Defining Your Home) said...

Phillip,

What stunning garden scenes! I love a dusting of snow like that for the beauty it highlights in the garden.

I saw the news and couldn't believe it, either. We had severe weather on Thursday (thunder and lightning) which, according to our old southern wives' tales, means we'll have snow within 10 days...maybe a white Christmas?

Cameron

Cosmo said...

Oh, I hope Cameron's old wives' tale is wrong--no snow, no snow, no snow. But YOURS, Phillip, is wonderful--I love the snow on your lions. We're expecting temps in the high 60's on Monday and I couldn't be happier.

Dave said...

It certainly dresses up the landscape! We picked up about 2 inches unexpectedly in the same system that brought you yours. We spent the morning sledding with the kids. We don't get to do that too often!

Phillip Merritt said...

I'm envious of your snow!

Mildred said...

I'm so jealous, what a beauty !

Philip Bewley said...

Your garden looks magical in the snow. I love the snow with the statuary.

Zephyr said...

A wonderland! Just beautiful!
When I saw the news, I thought of you...so glad you got some of the desired winter weather.

Zac and the water garden plants said...

Well the deep south looks like the midwest. Even if only for a few hours I am sure eerything looked great. If wecould limit our winter weather to days or hours that would be fine with me.

Rurality said...

I should have known it was you who stole all our snow! Send it on down to Blount Co next time... it hasn't snowed (to stick) since we moved here.

It looks lovely there though. :)

I'm with Carol, I'm dying to see more Christmas decoration photos of your place.

Jess said...

Thanks Phillip! Good for you for taking a little break. I'll admit, I'm excited to see your place next year though!

Jess said...

PS-Wasn't the snow wonderful! I love the photos you took! I cannot wait for the day when we have a house and I can garden a larger area :)

Rosemary Harris said...

Gorgeous pix! It almost looks like a movie set..perfect.

Phillip said...

About those Christmas decorations - believe it or not, we decided to take a year off from decorating this year! The work, cost, etc. is just overwhelming and we decided to take a break. It was nice getting to go to a Christmas party last night that we were not hosting!

Jon said...

Interesting snow photos, Phillip, with some fall leaf color still showing. We did not get even one flurry here in Vicksburg but 10 miles to the east of here the band of snow began and moved eastward...snowing all the way into Alabama. Very strange weather pattern I must say. Hope y'all have a happy holiday season and all the best in 2009.

Jon at Mississippi Garden

Rosemary Harris said...

It's interesting that you're taking a break from decorating this year..me too. We put the tree up and decided to go with just minilights instead of hauling out all of the ornaments I've been collecting for years. I'm sure I've saved two days.

Roses and Lilacs said...

What lovely photos. Your garden is a very serene place. Snow certainly looks different when plants are still all leafed out and green.
Marnie

Dee/reddirtramblings said...

Beautiful photos, Phillip. I love your St. Francis at the last. We got some freezing rain this morning, and it's been very cold in Oklahoma, but we missed the worst weather.

Enjoy your bit of snow.~~Dee

The Country Experience said...

Great pictures!

Chandramouli S said...

Nice to see gold still hanging in your garden and I love your props - especially the lion.

Frances said...

Oh Phillip, your garden is always fabulous, but with that snowy sugar coating, it is pure magic. It is still one of the gardens I would most like to visit. Everything about it pleases me.
Frances

KC MO Garden Guy said...

A layer of snow always makes things look wonderful! Tonight our tempature will be below zero for the first time this winter. We usally don't get this cold until Jan or Feb.