Winter shall come. We know that. It shall come after fall. It shall come when the trees are naked, leaves are on the ground, flowers are in dry bouquets or in a compost pile. We don’t remember a freeze and snow to happen before Thanksgiving. Leaves were still on many trees and vines, and flowers were still blooming. The first snow, November 21st, was very light and fluffy.
Nasturtium, Nicotiana and Begonia finally realized that their time has gone.
Foxglove’s secondary blooms haven’t opened all of their buds yet. It could have been the first foxglove blooming in December, but not now.
Then, heavier snow fell, and unusually low temperatures for November changed things drastically.
Isn’t Fatsia supposed to have shiny black berries after its blooms are finished?
Wasn’t I just recently bragging about its fabulous blooms here: Fabulous Fatsia Flowers
Don’t Hardy Fuchsias in my garden usually carry their blooms into December ?
I used to have pictures of calendula flowers under the snow, but not those of dahlia and mums.
The worst were the winds. They broke huge firs’ limbs, up to 10 feet in length, shook zillions of cones and dry needles onto the ground and turned the yard into a mess. But I don’t complain. How can I be angry with the winds? How can I blame the cold and snow? They are part of winter, and winter is part of life. I can be a bit unhappy with myself for bringing some plants into the garage too late . But, I will try not to worry.
I’d rather prepare flashlights and candles in case we lose power. We already had our first warning. Good thing that I remember how to make coffee when the coffeemaker is dead. You need to have gas, water, Ibrik and coffee, of course!
I wish you a warm, cozy and enjoyable Thanksgiving!
Copyright 2010 TatyanaS