hello, 2013

hello 2013

What a difference a day makes. Here come some photos of what yesterday morning looked like:

snow on the crape myrtle

snow on grasses

This morning: still cold out there, but with sunshine lighting things up.

snow on Poncirus trifoliata

The ice in the bird bath and the frost on the ground testify to the temperature, but the sun makes itself known.

sun on cherry branches

Because the sun is coming in at such a low angle, it lights up these cherry branches while leaving the background in shadow. Dramatic, isn’t it?

‘Heavy Metal’ Panicum

Any year that starts out with a sunny day holds lots of promise. I look forward to sharing its highs and lows and in-betweens with you, my blogging buddies. Happy New Year!

13 thoughts on “hello, 2013

  1. Happy 2013 to you too! Looks like you’ve got a nice seasonally frosty start for the new year. I’m feeling extra-empathetic right now because the heater broke last night and the inside of the house is feeling like your photos look. Well, stay warm! You’ve got some very cool things to look out on.

  2. James~Oh dear…I hope you have a wood burning fireplace. Ours gets a real workout these days. I know, I know…I spout off about climate change and still have fires. It’s not my worst flaw, but we won’t go into that.

    Loree~Yep. I couldn’t resist some digging and weeding, frozen fingers notwithstanding.

    Alison~A bit of both, but the snow was fleeting.

  3. Brrr, and we think we are cold down here. The worst is not seeing more than a hint of sun for days. We are a usually sunny climate even in winter.

    Those photos do look promising. Nice textures in your garden.

  4. It was very sunny on the first of January here, and it does make a huge difference in bringing optimism. Wishing you a fab 2013, and hopefully it will be mostly sunny for all 🙂

  5. Happy 2013 Ricki! We had the same cold but sunny start to the new year here but unlike you, I mostly enjoyed it from inside. You’re a braver gardener than I my friend!

  6. Mark and Gaz~Well, seeing your sunny faces here already helps.

    Peter~You probably got your fill of the cold tromping around Alaska.

    Linda~Rime is a good word, as is hoar…and many of the words and sayings (Chelsea Chop comes to mind) I picked up from you in the year gone by.

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