Leaving So Soon? I Wouldn’t Hear of It! Winter’s Latest, Icy Message…

March 7th, 2011 § 5 comments

Acer palmatum ‘Bloodgood’ (Red Leaf Japanese Maple) After the Storm

With chilly fingers firmly gripping my hilltop, Winter made it clear last night that she’s nowhere near ready to go. And the entire forest —every last evergreen needle and bare twig— humbly bowed beneath the weight of her message.

Oh Springtime, where are you now… Can you hear us? Will you ever find the Green Mountains, encased in Winter’s icicle kingdom? When will you throw open the door, bringing your sweet warmth to our frozen woodland palace?

Ucinia egmontiana (Orange Hook Sedge) Remnants, Coated in Ice

Hydrangea paniculata ‘Limelight’ Still Looks Lovely at the Icy End of Winter

Like Frozen Coral, the Red Twigs of Cornus alba ‘Siberica’ are All Aglow Beneath a Clear, Thick Glaze After Last Night’s Ice Storm

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§ 5 Responses to Leaving So Soon? I Wouldn’t Hear of It! Winter’s Latest, Icy Message…"

  • Jacqui (limylady) says:

    They all look frozen in time! I hope they survive so much ice.

  • Michaela says:

    @ Jacqui, Yes… They seem quite frozen in time. I’m worrying a bit about the paper birch and the wind. All else seems to be holding steady. We’ll see though, when the temps rise (sigh). xo M

  • Venessa says:

    I do hope everything survives, but the photos are beautiful.

  • Michaela says:

    @ Venessa, Thank you so much. The sun is warm today and things are melting. Hopefully, the weight will be lifted before evening. How nice to hear from you. I hope you stop by again! xo M

  • Deb Weyrich-Cody says:

    She will go soon enough, but what a fabulous parting gift to receive from the Ice Queen!
    Winter is taking another swat at us today as well; with high winds and blizzard conditions promised, changing to a lot of rain over tonight and tomorrow, then back to freezing by the weekend. A carnival ride couldn’t keep you this off-balance! ; ) xo D

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