• Snow days

    by  • November 29, 2010 • Winter • 4 Comments

    The recent snow we’ve had this Thanksgiving, as seen in the blog header, reminds me of our first snow….
    From March 2006:

    Pictures tell the story of our first snow here. We’ve been in the new house for 4 months, and this snow, about 8 inches is our first experience ‘living’ in snow country.  Now, the neighbors tell us that it’s actually warmer here, … considered ‘the Banana Belt of the mountain area’, but, hey, it’s our first time, sitting inside, watching it snow! 

    All other times I’ve seen snow is when we go up for the day to a mountain resort to play on a sledding hill. In our family, on New Year’s Day was when we’d go, play until lunchtime, eat a quick meal with hot cocoa and then jump into a warm car for the ride home.

    I’m amazed and delighted with the snow blanketing everything, even our junk piles left from the house construction. I fear, though, for the new garden beds. All my plants but the evergreens have frozen and sunk into the mulch. What have I done?

    This morning, I got out before the sun was up to see a completely white scene.  I walked the property, crunching through the snow, taking photos here and there. This is what I saw.

    Snowy seats

    Snowy seats


    Snowy pine boughs

    Snowy pine boughs

    Snowy pines

    Snowy pines


    Snowy bull pine

    Snowy bull pineSnowy goat shed

    Snowy goat shed

    Snowy goat shed


    Sue Langley, a passionate gardener and photographer lives and gardens with her husband and Corgi, Maggie on 7 acres just south of Yosemite, Zone 7 at 3000 feet. She also manages the Flea Market Gardening Facebook page and website.

    4 Responses to Snow days

    1. November 29, 2010 at 4:17 pm

      The warm color of that goat shed stands out so prettily! I love the fluffy pine needle clusters, too. 🙂

    2. November 30, 2010 at 11:28 am

      I really do love how snow makes the landscape look so pristine. It looks like a long walk to that snowy goat shed though! I remember taking the dogs up to Blue Canyon one year, the day after Christmas, and we all had such fun running around in snow that nobody had stepped on yet. Around here though, snow is a very rare sight!

      • November 30, 2010 at 1:24 pm

        Thanks, Eliza!
        Clare, we wondered if the goat shed came with the property. They said “Oh, yes!” and I had dreams for some time of making it into a big girl clubhouse , but now I realize it is just too decrepit. Makes a nice folly of sorts. I was high up on the driveway to take this and our small boat is covered by snow at the bottom of the photo.

    3. November 30, 2010 at 9:40 pm

      Love the changing of the seasons!

      Me, too! It’s one the the favorite things about moving here. Sue

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