Looks like a real winter here

Orange coneflowers...with snow hats

We got about 8 inches of snow yesterday. It made for some tricky driving, but it’s way better than the freezing rain we got last week! The orange coneflowers are wearing snow hats now, looking quite a bit different than they did in August.

Snow on the Annabelles

The Annabelle hydrangeas are trying to hold up under this big load of snow, but the ones not standing up straight end up pushed down by the snow and ice.

There aren’t many animal tracks in the snow yet, but the resident squirrels and opossums should start venturing to the pond for a drink fairly soon.


2 responses to this post.

  1. Your garden is pretty with snow and winter sunshine.It snowed quite a bit again for New Years Eve.I hope this keeps up for awhile, it will be good for the garden.
    The grandchildren and I have been out taking pictures of animal tracks to see what has been visiting. They would love a pond in winter.
    Happy New Year fellow garden blogger.


  2. Posted by lakechicagoshores on January 2, 2008 at 2:21 pm

    Yes, Gloria, I am glad that we have snow on the ground this year instead of the bare ground and 40-50 F temps we had last January. I remember seeing daffodils coming up the second week of January – now that’s just now right!

    I’m not seeing any tracks yet around the pond, but we should be getting visits soon!


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