Please visit me in my garden, among the flowers and weeds, as I carve out a little patch of heaven in this rainy Pacific Northwest. I hope to share with you some of the joys, the triumphs, the techniques I learn along the way, and maybe some favourite garden recipes and art projects, too.
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As Spring gently advances on our land, Winter has taken its last stand, surging forward with its final battle cry, sending a flurry of massive snowflakes, covering the land with some 6" of snow. Followed by rain, and hail, and bitter cold. At last (or so I hope), it relents, and has gone silent.
The snow was actually very pretty, falling quite steadily from Saturday evening until Sunday morning. Before it got wet and fell (that's the kind of snow we usually have in Vancouver), it hung softly and silently in the trees, for some pretty Winter scenes.
Yesterday evening, before night fell, I carried my kitchen compost to the big bins at the top of the yard. I took some photos of the crocuses, battered by the cold and snow, laying surrounded by a thin layer of snow. I think it would have some pretty good photos, but I accidentally had the "blank" card from my laptop in the camera, and I guess the silly thing tried to store the photos on it, but unsuccessfully. At least I can't seem to find them.
I'm hoping this is the last bit of Winter here, and sent only so that we will appreciate Spring even more when it comes and stays.