Saturday, February 4, 2012

And Then There Was Whitewash

If you saw my last post, you know that right here, in the nation's midsection, where the average annual snowfall is around three feet, folks were out and about this past week in shirtsleeves, shorts and sandals in the near-70-degree temps.

Today, it's a different story.

Most winters, we'd be sick of snow by now. We'd be whimpering 'cuz Phil saw his shadow and we had six more weeks of an already long winter left. But this winter, as is the case in much of the country, we've hardly had snow to speak of. A small event in December, a tiny flurry here and there and temperatures 10 to 40 degrees above normal. We haven't had a winter--yet.

So--for me anyway--this is as exciting as that first big snow event we usually have in December. It's hard to tell how much is on the ground right now, but predictions are that we will have about 12" by this evening.

Let's add a little color to a beautifully whitewashed day. Here's how the bulb garden looks now.

Ours is indeed a world of contrasts.

Make it a great day!


  1. Aah -- that's my kind of snowstorm -- a "once" in the winter, that hopefully melts away before it over stays its welcome. Our weather has been crazy warm here, too.

  2. The flowers sure do brighten up the whitewashed day. Once again we have missed the snowstorm. We do have kind of a whitewashed day. But it is frost on the trees, not snow.
    Have a great weekend.

  3. We have had a mild winter, but the children needed snow so that they could sled, and make snowmen. One big snowfall is enough.

  4. Beautiful post, Ann! We didn't get any snow here and I see the grass out my window! What a weird winter! Lovely flowers!

  5. Hi Ann!

    Love your beautiful snow covered landscapes!

    Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you'll be back to enter my giveaway! Friday is the deadline.

    See you soon!


  6. I love the title you've given to this post.
    I hear from parents, who are in Ontario, that this has been a crazy winter - from parkas to blazers and back again!

  7. The snow on the gate is wonderful. I fear we shall not see any. Thanks for visiting me, olive

  8. Hi Ann - Strange winter indeed, but your photos are lovely. The bulb garden is so pretty! I just signed on to follow you via Linky Followers and I hope you'll pop over to Cottage and Creek and follow back. My Choose Joy Giveaway ends Feb. 14th so please enter to win, if you haven't already. Thanks!

  9. Your pictures are beautiful! We have had the same weird winter, but I have to say, I love it. I always love the feeling of being able to put my feet on actual ground instead of packed snow and this winter I have been able to do it a lot more than usual. I do love the beauty of at least one or maybe two good snowfalls. You captured yours wonderfully!

  10. We've had quite a mild winter here in Michigan, too, Ann. It's been SUCH a blessing! I don't think I've whined once this season! lolol! It's been nice not to feel cooped up and snowbound for a change. I just hope that we don't make up for our snow deficit in!

    xoxo laurie

  11. We, too, have had such a mild winter here in Colorado. We just had a blizzard on Friday and it was much needed moisture. On Monday of last week, I was gardening and cleaning up some of my flower beds! I love your photos. I am newly following on google and linky, visiting from WW.


  12. Beautiful photos, looks like all of us have been having a much milder winter, we are at about 4" for the season instead of 40 +
    I am not minding that a bit... Thanks for sharing... Hop on over for a visit, your always welcome~


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