So early, but so nice

Still cold here, and getting colder (tonight's low is forecast to be 13ºF/-10ºC). The big surprise though was snow yesterday.


Not just the dusting that we woke up to either, we got a couple of inches of fluffy stuff. Snow in mid-November in St. Louis is not unprecedented, but is not too common. Checking the records, every 15-20 years or so it happens.


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Snow doesn't concern me too much normally, but as I was outside working on getting the leaves off of the pond netting at the time it was falling, I was a bit annoyed.

I took these photos after I was back inside, warm and dry.


The birdbath heater is keeping the water barrel accessible to the birds (and deer), and keeping the two remaining fish from freezing solid. Moving them to the already-crowded pond didn't make sense to me. (I just moved some frogbit from the pond up here -- the fish were looking a bit exposed. It will soon go dormant and sink, but looks good right now.


Does anybody not love snow-covered branches?



Is there anything with better winter interest than bamboo, especially when it is dusted with snow?



My neighbor's magnolia (seen from my kitchen window) gives the bamboo a run for its money though...


...such a wonderful tree, especially in winter!


Snow.
In mid-November.

It's going to be one of those winters it seems.

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Lisa  – (November 17, 2014 at 5:25 AM)  

What's that you say! The weather CHANGES? Wow! If you watch the news you'd assume we are in the middle of a natural disaster!

Lovely pictures! Snow is pretty if you aren't driving or shoveling!

outlawgardener  – (November 17, 2014 at 8:41 AM)  

Snow is beautiful but this is a bit early indeed! However, it's almost Thanksgiving, and you'll want to go "Over the river and through the wood...The horse knows the way to carry the sleigh through the white and drifted snow." You'll need some snow for that! Oh, wait, that song was about New England. Anyway, enjoy your snowy garden and lets hope for an early spring!

Mark and Gaz  – (November 17, 2014 at 9:41 AM)  

At least it does look very pretty Alan. Hopefully all your plants are safe underneath that blanket of snow, and the layer won't get so heavy as to cause breakages.

danger garden  – (November 17, 2014 at 10:22 AM)  

Snow is lovely, in your garden. Feel free to keep it there.

LostRoses  – (November 17, 2014 at 1:19 PM)  

How pretty though. Glad your fishes aren't freezing. I used to take them out of my shallow pond every winter and give them to a friend who had a horse trough. No fish-sicles here!

Gerhard Bock (Succulents and More)  – (November 17, 2014 at 1:31 PM)  

Picture postcard pretty! I love the bamboo shots. Pure magic. Still, I'm glad it's you and not me, he he.

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