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."

Shiny New Year

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Comments on: "Shiny New Year" (9)

  1. That picture of the trees at sunset is absolutely fabulous! :)

  2. Is the frost on your window in the Nest? Looks mighty cold. I, too, really like the nekkid tree silhouette. Diva says your potted plants look like petunias. How she can tell under all that snow I do not know.

    It sure WAS cold that day – a high temperature of all of 14 degrees!

    You’re right, there’s no way to tell from the picture…but I did suspect at summer’s end that those were million bells petunias in the planter boxes. What confounds me now is that they seem still to be alive. Spring will tell the rest of that tale, I guess!

  3. I hope those plants are surviving in those pots on your porch/balcony. It’s looking quite cold out there!. :-)

  4. Thank you. That was a nice chaser to today’s 2 hour drive through sleet and rain to get back home in the dark.

    It’s not all bad, this winter thing. But I am sorry to hear about your commute, RJ. I like winter weather best when I am safely shuttered in away from it, with just a nice view.

  5. Hi Greg!
    Was a bit busy with work so missed your past two posts. Great to see everything shining this year. Hope it isn’t as cold as it seems :D.

    Happy New Year, Mouli! Temperatures seem to rise and fall pretty regular, lately. Usually around 32 degrees (F). Freezing rain, sleet and snow (the same storm RJ drove through, I think…) is coming our way overnight. Morning may be messy!

  6. Looks like your year was off to a frosty start! Gorgeous for sure, but I’m glad I’m not one of the plants under the snow blanket on your doorstep.

    I’ll keep your pictures in mind when Sunday rolls around here with its predicted 85 degree highs. This is supposed to be winter? I’m very confused.

    Stay warm.

    Hey, when the snow’s with us consistantly (all that New year’s stuff has mostly melted now), it’s a nice insulating blanket for those plants in the garden. Whilst you are basking in 85, we’ll be shoveling out from another go ’round coming our way tomorrow…wee!

  7. That’s nice though a little speechless, but the end is golden shining. Could we expect more? The great cold of the last days is fortunately just leaving us here. That cold is not appropriate to this area. Hope the cold is a little bit leaving you too.

    There’s definitely more to come, Martin…an intermittent internet connection has delayed my forthcoming post(s).

    We had some warmer temperatures a day or so ago, but it’s down below freezing again, with a fresh batch of snow coming our way tomorrow!

  8. Well, someone got some snow. ;-) Hope you’re all dug out from underneath it and staying warm. Our snow and storm have now changed into rain and flooding in the lowlands. I-5 just re-opened today south of us. It’s nice to be on high, porous ground during these times. Take care.

    I’m happy to hear from you, Butch. I was thinking of you all as I heard about the flooding in the Cascades region. Fresh snow coming for us tomorrow, but only the same amount as melted this past week, really. I guess it’s a sort of conveyor belt…

  9. There’s nothing so cosy as a snowy house! Insulation there must be pretty good for all that snow to stick – bet it’s toasty inside though! And again with my belated happy new year :)

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