A little snow

The temperatures have dropped almost to normal for a few days at least, and a little drizzle turned into a little snow. The garden was white with the heavy, clinging stuff yesterday morning.

This gave me a chance to take some truly wintry photos -- rare this year for sure.


It was just enough snow and ice to make things pretty, but also weigh down the bamboos a bit:

A nice roof was formed over these stairs

Some bamboos were more snow-laden than others:

There wasn't enough snow and ice to cause damage though -- all of these bamboos snapped back upright after the snow melted later in the day.

We'd normally have temperatures that stay below freezing for several weeks at a time, but not this year. I knew all of this would be gone in an hour or two, so I tried to capture as much of the beauty as I could.

The trees and shrubs really stand out in weather like this:

A dangerous shot: looking up under a snow-covered branch

Well, I've gotten my taste of winter -- let's go back to the above-normal temperatures for the rest of the season, okay?


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Janet  – (February 9, 2012 at 8:48 AM)  

These icy shots are so delicate, Alan. Can't believe you've had enough of the snow already. We haven't had any yet...

Gerhard Bock (Succulents and More)  – (February 9, 2012 at 9:53 AM)  

What a crazy winter! If this keeps up, you'll be able to grow tropical plants :-)

Great photos.

Steve Lau  – (February 9, 2012 at 1:20 PM)  

Cool. It will be fun to watch how they will look with snow when they get over 30ft tall.

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