Here's what it looked like in Charlotte yesterday afternoon. Today the second round of snow has come with a prediction of 5–10 inches. All the tracks from yesterday are covered and the air is thick with flying flakes as I write this.
One of my favorite trees is the hemlock in my front yard. Don't these trees look especially beautiful in snow? They're so graceful. That's my Alice oakleaf hydrangea to the left of the hemlock, another favorite.
A couple of days ago it was over 60 degrees and look what suddenly showed its face:
The first snowdrops two days ago:
And now this:
Kinda gives new meaning to "snowdrop."
I love the Jelena witch hazel blooms fringing out from under their puffy white coat.
The hellebores were almost completely hidden by a thick snow cave. I had to put my camera on the ground to get this shot. Mine seem to be slow blooming this year. Others in our area have had them for weeks already.
It's hard to wait, but Spring is coming.
Winter just makes it sweeter when it gets here.
- Forget Winter for a minute and take a virtual trip to the tropics at the McMillan Greenhouse. (Orchids!)
- There's still time to enter for your chance to win a hardcover copy of Native Plants of the Southeast by Larry Mellichamp!