Snow????

Maple in snowI awoke this morning to unexpected (by me) snow.  At least two inches deep.  Probably more came down and, since the ground is still warm, a lot melted before I awoke to the falling white magic.  Yesterday afternoon I checked in with the Deva of the Garden about possibly covering the newly planted fall garden beds since I knew it was supposed to get below freezing in another day or two.  I got the information to cover the beds at that time which I was happy to do — not realizing that snow was in the forecast.

Despite the fact that I have plenty of “snow in the woods” photos from last winter’s multiple heavy snows, I decided to go outside right away to photograph the snow on the plants which still had their green and colorful leaves.  It’s not often that we get such an early snow.  After taking a number of photos, I climbed uphill into the woods and there I truly felt the magic of this snow.  The sensation of being in a quiet protective space among the evergreens, laurel and rhododendron was powerful.

Snowy woodsThe following photos show more of the winter (already?) wonderland I experienced.  Even the most delicate plant / seed / flower carried a load of snow.  I even saw a couple snowflakes stuck to a cobweb.

Mexican sunflower

Mexican sunflower

Shiso

Shiso

Oak leaf hydrangea

Oak leaf hydrangea

Crape myrtle

Crape myrtle

Muscadine

Muscadine

Horseweed

Horseweed

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