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A Fresh Look At The Garden

Snow Garden

We were on the outer edge of a large snowstorm that swept through many southern states yesterday. Arriving later than expected, the storm brought merely an inch of dry, powdery snow to my central North Carolina garden—just enough to delight the neighborhood children and this gardener as well.

Northern Border (facing west)

Northern Border (facing west)

This morning I have enjoyed observing the garden in its winter white garb. In particular I have been watching patterns created by the stones and plants in the Meditation Circle, noticing as sunshine touches the snowy paths and fresh shapes emerge.

Snow Garden

Snow Garden

Sun On Snowy Garden

Sun On Snowy Garden

The birds have been busy at the feeders and and on the ground scratching through the snow, but are reluctant to be photographed. They tuck themselves into favorite hiding places to easily outwait the camera. The Cornus florida (Flowering Dogwood) is one spot where they are still somewhat visible.

Eastern Towhee in Dogwood

Eastern Towhee in Dogwood

Northern Cardinal in Dogwood

Northern Cardinal in Dogwood

The snow brought a freshness and renewed spirit to the garden.

Snowy Meditation Garden

Snowy Meditation Garden

Meditation Circle In Snow

Meditation Circle In Snow

Meditation Circle

Meditation Circle

February Dusting

A light snow overnight, the first of the winter, was just enough to give the meditation circle an inaugural white dusting. Only a few birds came around the feeders early this morning, so different from yesterday. Still a variety could be seen: Eastern Bluebird, Northern Cardinal, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Nuthatch, Eastern Towhee, and Grackle.