Chronicaling the lunacy of taming three acres in Tidewater Virginia, one square foot at a time!

"Gardens... should be like lovely, well-shaped girls: all curves, secret corners, unexpected deviations, seductive surprises and then still more curves. ~H.E. Bates, A Love of Flowers

Friday, January 29, 2010

The Calm Before the Storm...

What is that rhyme?? Red sky at night sailors delight, red sky in the morning, sailor take warning? With a Winter Storm Watch in effect, perhaps there is something to it....
Someone should tell my daylillies...they are poking their noses through the leaf mulch.

I wonder if they know that depending on where you are around here... there is anywhere from icing to 15 inches of snow predicted!

The wind was up at the ocean front...

And the high clouds quietly slid in front of the sun....

These Camelias will have a tougher go of it tomorrow morning I think.

I remember the first time I traveled to North Carolina in winter and saw these blooming, I was totally psyched that something so colorful could punch through the late winter blah's.

While this is a mere shadow of it's former blue glory, there is something delicately beautiful in the dried flower head that remains.

No snow yet, but my pajamas are on inside out and I am considering putting a spoon under my pillow and some such other silly things my kids do to bring on the snow!

1 comment:

Doug said...

We got plenty here on the OBX already. It is still coming down. I do love snow!

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