A Touch Of Snow

Jackie needed to be as nippy as the air outside to photograph her aerial garden views in the rapidly melting snow this morning.

Her next subject was the snowcapped owl first captured in the patio through the sitting room window. Having wrapped herself up he became her first subject as she continued outside in the garden.

Yesterday’s frost-touched frogs were now also capped with snow.

Another view across the Kitchen Bed towards the Rose Garden reveals the protective shrouds placed as preservation over the more vulnerable plants.

The Rose Garden can be seen beyond Sculpture Florence, standing with dry feet on gravel. The Winter Season figure has collected an appropriate amount of precipitation.

From the Oval Bed beside the Rose Garden our eyes take us across the Weeping Birch Bed down the Back Drive.

Another snowy owl perched on the low wall surrounding the Palm Bed.

The owl could have been contemplating the wheels on the opposite side of the path.

This evening we dined on grilled gammon steaks; roasted butternut squash; potato and swede mash; sautΓ©ed peppers, onions, and red cabbage; tangy broccoli and cauliflower cheese; crunchy carrots, and tender runner beans.

Soon I will be settling down to watch BBC’s coverage of the first match of this year’s Six Nations rugby tournament – that between France and Wales.

Published by derrickjknight

I am a septuagenarian enjoying rambling physically and photographing what I see, and rambling in my head as memories are triggered. I also ramble through a lifetime's photographs

67 thoughts on “A Touch Of Snow

  1. I enjoyed the tour of garden covered in snow, Derrick. We’re having a mix of rain and snow right now, but sadly there will be no traces left tomorrow, too warm again.

  2. Poor Jackie must have been contemplating all the hard and tedious work ahead of her this spring as she took these pictures. The garden sure looks different this time of year!
    Hope the knee is coming along.

    1. Actually I was anticipating the enjoyment of the hard and tedious work I put in in the Autumn, all the bulbs I planted (that I promised I would not buy this year as I have quite enough!) , Oh, and yes it did make me think of all the early spring work too!

      1. You do such wonderful work out there, Jackie. The greenhouse must help in your springtime plans – and then there’s the aide (I keep trying to steal from you and Derrick) – Aaron. Rest up, Spring is around the corner!

  3. From Jackie Frost to Jackie Snow in 24 hours – who will she be next ….. I love the little white cap being sported so stylishly by the handsome owl – even the frogs look like they are having fun in this first soft sprinkling. Enjoy the rugby!

  4. Love that owl photo. Jackie has the creative eye, doesn’t she? We have our Super Bowl (football) this weekend but I don’t care since my team didn’t make it (poor sport). I hope you enjoy your game today.

  5. Brrrrrr! Looks COLD! (as i sit here in just my shorts and bare feet). πŸ˜‰

    Actually it’s quite a welcome sight – but i don’t have to be out in it taking pictures. πŸ™‚
    I’m amused by the fact that you have protection over your vulnerable plants from the frost/snow while i have something very similar from the burning sun/heat right now. (My blue rose is very susceptible to suburn, as are the young franjipanis!)

    Hope the knee is making good progress and the weather gets back to a more inviting nature sometime soon. πŸ™‚

      1. That’s au gratin here, except for the mustard. I’ll try the mustard next time I think perhaps I’l try it with the ‘Hot English’ although the WO will prefer Dijon,
        I think American will be too sweet
        Thnks Derrick. πŸ™‚

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