It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like…

It takes one overnight Alberta Clipper, and we’ve got chaos. School cancelled, cars in ditches, snowblowers blasting away.  In the garden, though, nothing but peace.

Four browsing white-tailed deer
They are my scourge and my joy.

A half-hearted effort to protect new shrubs. I really have to do something about this!

Deer netting around a peony hoop
Deer netting around a peony hoop just doesn’t make it as far as deer protection.

Sunshine on fresh snow is one of those miracles of nature, not to mention the striking shadows that create natural abstract paintings.

Shadows of burning bushes on the surface of the snow
Sunlight creates abstract patterns on the surface of the snow.

River birch (Betula nigra) and spruce provide a beautiful frame for the sparkling blue sky.

river birch and spruce against a blue winter sky
River birch (Betula nigra) bark is a great focal point in the winter landscape

This simple tree branch star looks so pretty in a nature theme holiday setting, and you can’t beat the price!

Star made from tree branches tied with twine
Christmas decor doesn’t get better, or less expensive, than this tree branch star.

Sorry for the blur, my shaking was getting the best of me, but these stars are some of my favorite Christmas lights.

Snowflake holiday lights glow against a snowbank
Snowflake lights plus real snow create a scene worthy of “Frozen.”

Enjoy this inspiring season, even if you are on the inside looking out!  For more garden photos from around the globe, visit The Propagator Six on Saturday.


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Author: A. JoAnn

Here is where I share the beauty I find in everyday life; and the humor, too!

9 thoughts

  1. Thank you! Sunshine makes the winter easier ?

  2. We’ve had 2 snows so far, both light. I keep moving further & further south to escape the snow, but it keeps following me!

  3. Love the snow pics! River birch is one of my favs

  4. Such lovely winterscapes you have captured! Love the abstract of the shadows on the snow. Stay warm!

  5. I like “hip hop,” maybe you’ve just started a trend for 2018!

  6. Thank you! We will have snow off and on, but it’s actually supposed to melt this week, with temps above freezing. We have a white Christmas only about 50% of the time. How about you?

  7. What beautifully wintery photos. The shadows on the snow are great, as well as the deer. They are a boon & a bane, aren’t they? Pretty hard to out maneuver. Will snow be the norm from now until spring for you?

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