There’s a sidewalk under …

snowy walkway-1 12-20-09 Mother Nature must read gardening blogs.  She sure heard my plea for a comforter of snow.  Sunday morning, December 20, 2009, and we figure about 2 feet of the white powdery stuff now graces our space.  The exact depth is hard to tell since the wind howled most of the night and sculpted drifts of snow up to 3 feet deep here and there.  The snow gauge read about 5 inches by 11 pm Saturday, and 18 inches at 2:30 Sunday morning.  Since the gauge only reads to 18 inches, and it is nearly covered right now, we’re guessing we have from 22 to 24 inches of snow overall, and when it gets this deep, what’s a couple of inches either way?

The snow stopped at around 10 am or so … and I know there is a sidewalk under here somewhere.


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Found the first step.

Note to self: when expecting heavy snow, only leave one shovel outside the door.  Leaving two there is somewhat counter-productive.

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Shovels finally freed … time for a quick look around.

It would be a shame to spend the first hours of this day only shoveling.

Astilbe seed head 12-20-09  Astilbe close up.  Pieris 12-20-09  A chilly Pieris shrub. 

Winterberry 12-20-09 Bright Winterberry … and a winter wonderland front yard. front yard 12-20-09

Now, after a brief coffee break it’s time to get back to work  out front.

Let’s see … I know there’s a sidewalk under here somewhere … front sidewalk 12-20-09

8 comments for “There’s a sidewalk under …

  1. December 20, 2009 at 6:22 pm

    You asked for it!!!!

  2. joenesgarden
    December 20, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    Debbbie, I’m not complaining. It is absolutely beautiful snow … light and fluffy, easy to shovel, and there’s a ton of it. Brings out the child in these aging bones.

  3. December 21, 2009 at 2:55 pm

    My back is hurting looking at the depth of your shovel… I have someone do this for me these days. Lovely shots of your plants and shrubs dressed in snow. Happy Winter Solstice! Carol

  4. joenesgarden
    December 21, 2009 at 10:04 pm

    Thanks, Carol. I’m lucky to be healthy enough to still handle shoveling.

  5. December 22, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    The snow completely missed us, now I know where it went!! What a beautiful scene to wake up to. Happy Holidays!!

  6. joenesgarden
    December 22, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    Thanks, Liisa … and it is still beautiful. Enjoy your holidays.

  7. December 23, 2009 at 12:25 am

    Beautiful snow! But a lot of work, it looks like. Have a wonderful white Christmas!

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