Farewell to February . . .

February Sunrise ⓒ 2013 Michaela Medina - thegardenerseden A Soft, Snowy Farewell on the Last Day of February

A foot of new snow fell on the hilltop yesterday, coating the last morning of February in a blanket of soft white. With longer days and warmer temperatures ahead, there’s much to look forward to in March. But for now, there’s the beautiful stillness of my sleeping garden to enjoy at apricot-tinted dawn and smoky-pink sunset . . .

Sunset in the Winter Garden ⓒ 2013 Michaela - thegardenerseden.com A Dramatic Season from Start to Finish . . .

February 28th in the Garden â“’ 2013 Michaela - thegardenerseden.comWinter Still Holds the Garden Seat . . .

Winter at the Secret Garden Door ⓒ 2013 Michaela Medina - thegardenerseden.com Laces the Treetops . . .

Cornus kousa with a Dusting of Snow at Sunrise ⓒ 2013 Michaela Medina - thegardenerseden.com Blushes the Sky . . .

Blonde-Streaked Garden in Late Winter ⓒ 2013 Michaela Medina Harlow - thegardenerseden And Paints the View

Snow in the Back Garden ⓒ 2013 Michaela Medina - thegardenerseden February is the Shortest Month . . .

Southern Hills in Snow ⓒ 2013 Michaela Medina  - thegardenerseden.com But She Always Seems to Linger the Longest . . .

Winter View to the North â“’ 2013 Michaela Medina - thegardenersedenClinging with Chilly Fingers to the Hills

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5 Replies to “Farewell to February . . .”

  1. Deb Weyrich-Cody

    Such a beautiful start to the day; thank you for sharing! We were still under snow clouds at sunrise and got only 3 inches to your 12, but never before have I seen every twig and needle topped so extravagantly: )
    ” A Dramatic Season from Start to Finish . . .” Oh, nicely done! I see a painting in this one; )
    Sorry, but I’ve got questions…
    “Winter Still Holds the Garden Seat . . .” Do you happen to know if that’s a nut tree directly off the far corner of the bench?
    “Clinging… to the Hills” What are those hills off in the distance?

  2. Michaela

    Hi there Deb, It certainly was (and still is) gorgeous up here after the sticky snowfall. The garden bench is surrounded by birch, viburnum, lilac and weigela. I would like to add nut trees, but currently, there are none.
    To the north of my property, you are looking toward the foothills of the Green Mountains, with Hogback in the foreground, Mt. Snow just beyond, and in the distance, the backside of Stratton and Bromely peaks. To the northeast, barely visible most days, is the ghost of Mt. Ascutney, I believe.
    xo M

  3. Deb Weyrich-Cody

    It’s truly an awe inspiring view – a topo map of your area would be amazing! Not sure why, but I’ve always loved maps (so many adventures contained within? ; ) Hmm, I guess it must be the birch I was wondering about; its branch silhouette is vaguely reminiscent of the nut trees growing here (which I’ve yet to identify):

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