Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Tuesday Garden Party: Sun & Snow




Well the weather is behaving a little nicer today, but I guess it won't last and supposed to dip in temp again by later today.  It's a lovely sunny 22 degrees so around here it's a perfect day for a stroll around the back hill and fairy garden (not below zero today...yet - woo hoo!)


As you can see our bay is still quite frozen and under a layer of snow yet. The sun is shining so pretty through the tree branches and making such interesting shadows.

 
 
 

Lots of white yet, but it goes so nicely with that blue sky doesn't it?  Everything still sleeping underneath that snow. I can't wait until Spring wakes it all back up!!

 
 
 

Here's Felix. He's tucked in so snuggly under his blanket of snow. He watches over my daughter's fairy garden outside her bedroom window.

 
 

Here is Felix in a view through my daughter's bedroom window last Spring. Although we didn't really have Spring the past 2 years....just went from Winter right to Summer. Two years ago I remember lilacs still in bloom over our 4th of July celebrations as everything bloomed so late. The harsh winters really took a toll on our barberry bushes too and they just won't seem to come back. We're going to give this garden area and others around our house a whole new clean up and look this Spring (as it's sounds like we may actually have Spring this year!)

 
 

 

Back to the reality of our snow covered world though.

 
 

Sweet little Ruby loves it outside in every season!

 
 
 

The railings and the benches still have their pretty snow sleeves on too. I love that it almost looks like a ruffle pattern.

 

Dreaming on what's to come but enjoying the beauty of the now. Linking up for a Tuesday Garden Party.

 
 
 
 
 

12 comments:

  1. Everything looks so pretty in the sunshine! And Felix is cute, in all seasons. :)
    We're under another storm warning. It's snowing and blowing pretty bad here. I just heard the Mackinac bridge is closed too, due to an accident and bad visibility, so this storm is covering a large area!

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    1. Wow - keep that storm stuff over there! We've just been having sun (even with all the cold) and that helps a lot.

      Stay warm and safe "neighbor"! xo

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  2. Your place looks beautiful in the snow, and look at that blue sky! Very cheering, even though I know you've had enough already of the white stuff!
    Ruby is a very cute little dog, what has she got around her neck in that photo, Carrie? xx

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    1. The pretty and the sun sure do help as we wait out the last of this winter stuff!!

      Ruby is my sweet girl. She's wearing a special color that picks up a signal from a wireless receiver in our house and sets boundaries around the yard that she can't go past. (called a wireless fence system). Keeps her from going off in the woods. ;)

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  3. I enjoyed your winter photos, especially the one of "Felix" the frog looking over the snow covered gardens!

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    1. Felix is quite a handsome fellow and does a great job keeping watch. ;)

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  4. Oh my! We enjoyed a balmy 58F here in the Pacific NW today. We would love some snow, but this early spring has been so, so enjoyable! Thanks for visiting my TGP post. :)

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    1. Could you send some of that over here please Lisa! Lol

      They keep saying early spring for us here (which means by April) - here's hoping!! xo

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  5. The sun really makes the snow sparkle doesn't it. I do hope that you get a spring this year and can accomplish all that you want to in the garden! xx

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    1. I do love how the sun makes the snow into jewels! ;)
      Amen to that weather plan Amy - from your lips to God's ears!
      xo

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  6. Why is it I don't remember seeing your sweet Ruby?! So sweet!

    It's hard to believe under all that snow there are beautiful flowers and evergreens just waiting to strut their stuff. Spring will be here before we know it...but not soon enough! lol

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    1. Ruby is my baby #3 (well really 4 if you count my hubby and sometimes I do!!) Lol

      I keep telling myself all that goodness is under there and just need to be patient a little longer.....

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