Sunday, January 10, 2010

A Winter's Day in the Garden





Sunday, January 10, 2010

After days of nothing but snowfall in Northeastern Ohio the sun finally came out this morning and after filling up my bird feeding platform I decided to take some pictures of my snow covered shade gardens.

The picture on the left is one of my bird baths. Right now it looks like a mushroom there is so much snow on top of it. The center picture is my garden arch which is the gateway into my gardens, with the sun coming down at an angle, it made the perfect picture. In the Spring and Summer months it is covered with flame honeysuckle and various clematis vines. All my plants are sleeping, tucked in their winter beds, awaiting Spring to arrive once again. The picture on the right is of our ravine. Notice the snow covered stream going through it. There is always fresh water for the birds and animals that live in our 4 acre ravine. This morning the only thing you can hear is the trickle of water from the stream and calls of the many birds that I feed all year long.

Truly a magical moment in time! Even though it is very cold this morning (7 degrees) the winter sun warms the whole snow covered garden scene. It gives us hope that Winter will be over in time and Spring will once again greet the emerging gardens with their many hued shades of green and beautiful flowers.

Rosemary, Garden Gate Designs
www.gardengatedesigns.etsy.com

6 comments:

  1. I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.

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  2. i can't help it, i just love snow pictures ;-) we have been getting more rain than snow lately but had a few blowout storms earlier in the winter....;-)

    stay warm!

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  3. Ooooh I can't wait to see your garden in the summer. I live in Denver and am always jealous of people living in greener and rainier climates...

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  4. Domestic Icing, I cannot wait to post pics of my Spring Shade Gardens. Spring is the absolute best time to view them. They are so fresh and most of the plants bloom during Spring and Early Summer in my garden. Thanks for viewing my blog.

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  5. It really does look magical. We have a little snow but my kids are really hoping for a huge snowstorm so they can have a snow day! It's not winter unless there's a least one snow day.

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