Just the back yard!? Nah, I want the front and side yards landscaped in natives too.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

*Early* Snowfall

I'm used to seeing snow flurries or even the rare dusting of snow around Halloween, but this is ridiculous--around 6 inches of snow. With leaves still on many trees, there is a good chance of limbs weighed down with snow breaking under the pressure. I went out twice yesterday to shake the snow from our dogwood trees. Each time they sprang back to their normal positions.

Early yesterday morning, when the snow had just started, I ran out to get some pictures of the daisy fleabane (still going strong) with a covering of snow.

I'm not a big fan of winter, and am not looking forward to an early start--but I have to admit the trees are beautiful in the natural areas. I am more motivated than ever to grow more trees and shrubs on our property; I want that natural beauty in our own yard.

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