HAS SPRING ALREADY ARRIVED IN YOUR REGION? Here in New York’s Hudson Valley, we’re still engulfed in winter’s frigid hug. In fact, on February 14, mega-storm “Pax” delivered two feet of snow. The aftermath of the storm in this sparkling white garden tour:
I attempted to walk around the property in order to give you a “proper” winter garden tour. But I quickly gave up. After photographing the front and one side of our house, I realized I couldn’t safely maneuver in snow that comes above my knees.
And what would happen if I should fall, and couldn’t get up — just like the lady in the medi-alert commercial?
Well, no one would find me. Except, perhaps a St. Bernard.
A St. Bernard which, in a perfect world, would have a large keg of whiskey in tow.
Some of the following photos were shot from inside the house:
Here’s the rose garden, as viewed from my attic window with a zoom lens. The ice cream cone-shaped item is one of a pair of three-tiered fountains in the garden. Click to see this garden in June.
And here’s the Herb Garden, which looks very different in spring.
The Serpentine Garden. Beneath its frosty coat are hundreds of bulbs. Here’s a warm-weather view.
At the top of the hill are the Pool, Kitchen, and Woodland Gardens. But we won’t be visiting these today, because the hill is steep, and honestly, I don’t think there’s a whiskey-towing St. Bernard in my neck of the woods.
So tell me…what’s the late-winter view from your own windows? Is your garden cloaked in white, like mine? You can let me know by leaving a comment. Surely some of you Southerners will taunt us Northerners with tales of crocuses blooming, tulips emerging, and winter-sown seeds sprouting. Don’t worry. We’ll still love you.
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