Farewell to February . . .
Â 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 . . .
Â A Dramatic Season from Start to Finish . . .
Winter Still Holds the Garden Seat . . .
Â February is the Shortest Month . . .
Â But She Always Seems to Linger the Longest . . .
Clinging with Chilly Fingers to the Hills
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5 Replies to “Farewell to February . . .”
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?
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.
Always lovely, Michaela, but this especially so! What a lovely place to live.
Thank you, Lynda. New England certainly is beautiful, and I do love my place in the wilds of Vermont! xo M
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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