Category Archives: Winter

Tatters of Winter, Songs of Spring

 Sunny Days Slip in Between the Raindrops! Winter took a long time coming this year. In fact, I was so lulled by spectacular fall colors and balmy temperatures that I quite forgot to put the garden to sleep. Then I … Continue reading

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The Big Bomb Cyclone of 2018

Doesn’t the land look beautiful? Pristine, frozen in place, blue shadows long, yellow sun wan as it drops to the horizon. In all the newscasts I’ve heard, however, nobody seems to point out how effectively a Bomb Cyclone can spiffy … Continue reading

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Memories Chase This Gardener’s Brown Blues

Nothing like February to bring on a gardener’s Brown Blues. Brown leaves, brown stems, brown grasses, brown scruffy seed heads (broken-down brown) and, incidentally, gray days. Not to mention that all this brown has to be cleaned up before spring. … Continue reading

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The Weather Outside Can Be Frightful

January’s winter storm was a piker compared with past whoppers. Barely two inches of snow fell, but a long winter’s night of sleet managed to pull it all together and put on a good show. Cold weather and slick roads … Continue reading

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The Lollapalooza Month

February 2015. We had high hopes of finding February after losing January. One balmy day and we were out whacking down grasses and seedy natives to make way for daffodils, then planning the next attack on a wayward garden. We … Continue reading

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The Blizzard of 2015. . .

. . .And Other Winter Snows We were treated like some kind of heroes.  For no particular reason, except that we had weathered the blizzard and come home to talk about it. The weekend before the great storm,  fifteen of … Continue reading

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In Praise of Winter Stalwarts

Old man sun crossed the equinox right on schedule early last week. The spring parade begins. Redbud, crabapple, serviceberry, lady banks rose, forsythia, spireas, flowering almond, liberated by light from winter’s deep sleep, are racing to be brightest and best. … Continue reading

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The Visitor

I know it’s January. No, not just because I’m atoning for holiday indulgences. Lots of clues. Cold weather, maybe. The sun, yes, the sun. It’s so low in the sky its rays at noon reach far into my paneled sitting … Continue reading

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