One gardener's observations, discoveries and random thoughts whilst simultaneously worshipping and dallying in a Cape Cod garden. "A garden," said Ralph Waldo Emerson, "is like those pernicious machineries which catch a man's coatskirt or his hand, and draw in his arm, his leg and his whole body to irresistable destruction."

Snows Of Long Lake


(With temperatures here on Cape Cod in the forties over the weekend, all of our snow has fled, save a few dingy and icy piles here and there.

Since the calendar still says its Winter, I’ll happily turn over photographic duties for the day to my Mom, who sent along these great photos from Long Lake, NY.

In the Adirondacks, they clearly know from winter.)

The deer came at first for seed from the bird feeders. They came on their own, or in pairs. But now they are returning for the bits of apple they’ve also been finding out the back door.

And on this day, there were six.

With his forage-pruning of it’s lower branches, this little deer seems to be answering the gardener’s question about why this Korean lilac only blossoms way up in the air.

Amongst these photos, there are deer seen out windows in every direction. It’s sort of funny, if you know the views.

It’s pretty clear they’ve got Mom and Dad surrounded, and I can only hope the supply of apples and birdseed doesn’t run out before spring!

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Comments on: "Snows Of Long Lake" (2)

  1. Anonymous said:

    Hi Greg,
    I loved your blog. Your pictures and stories are wonderful. I live in Hawaii and may never see some of the sights that you’ve posted. I love seeing the snow and the deer and it’s hard for me to imagine what living in a place where season come and go might be like. Thank you for letting me enjoy alittle of what you see just outside your window and around your community.
    Aloha,
    Adele

  2. Hey Adele!! Thanks for stopping by–glad we could share our wintery-ness with someone who’s not too cold to appreciate it. Wish you had a blog, too, so I could go visit and drool over some Hawaiian winter weather!

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