Tag Archives: january

Shining Sycamore

American Sycamore (Platanus occidentalis)

It was really nice to see the sun today. My sycamore seemed to glow.

Snow Oak

Another two inches of snow early this morning. It looks pretty, but I’m ready for spring.

 At least I know the deer are still around. One of them chewed down my variegated dogwood against the house. Nice to know they’re not starving this year. this one looks nice and fat under all that fur.

Dear Winter…

Dear winter, you tire me so,
Though lovely and white,
I wish you’d go.
My camera if full of fluffy snow flakes,
How I long to see flowers,
and design my new garden gate.
No worries, the weatherman predicted,
This next little storm is only a clipper,
Just one to three inches of new snow is expected.
Another ten inches and still snowing hard!
That’s it! I’ve had it!
I want my green yard!

L D

Whole Lotta Blowin’ and a Snowin’

Welcome January, welcome 2014, welcome winter storm Ion….
Didn’t we do this last year?

It’s pretty to look at, out the window, while inside my warm living room with a hot cup of coffee in my hands, but alas, as this little Junco was trying to tell me, the bird feeders weren’t going to refill themselves (I think he was tired of eating the thistle and wanted his sunflower seeds).
Okay, Hubby and I had to dig out the walk and driveway anyway, so I might as well take my camera out before we got started.

vaaaarrrrrooommm!

I took the Labs out with me and Daisy, being the fun loving dog she is, took off like a shot, racing around the yard like a crazy fool.
Annie on the other hand, wanted no part of the cold and snow and wanted back in right away. I don’t blame the old girl.

can I come in now?

 

super dog!
After filling the feeders and getting a boot full of snow, Hubby joined me and we took a little walk to enjoy the winter wonderland, taking hyper dog with us.
are we going for a walk?

It was short walk. The road was un-plowed and the snow deep. Not to mention the wind was cold and howling, blowing the snow in our faces. We only made it about a quarter of the way down the road before turning back. Hibernating sounded more fun than freezing in the wind.

The snow was a foot deep on South Saddler rd
snow was heavy in the trees but blowing out quickly
Back home

 

We hurried up and cleaned off the cars and shoveled out the drive then spent the rest of the afternoon in the warm house
after a slice down the drive with the snow blower

Yep, the snow was pretty, but I’m soooo ready for spring, especially when the forecast calls for -10 for the high tomorrow!
Happy winter everyone and I hope your new year is a good one!

January Birch

January 6th and still no significant snow. Temperature was 55 ~ I actually left my coat behind today.
I really don’t mind. I got to go outside and mess around in my garden a little~ picked some kale and looked at my new perennial bed. The lavender and wormwood are still looking good and the penstemon seems impervious to the little cold spurts and frosts we did have. My butterfly bush still has green leaves on it! I do live in North Central Illinois right? Average January temps around 10 ~ 20 degrees…  with windchill….