How’s the weather holding up in your neck o’ the woods? Today, as I write this, we’re in the midst of a ferocious snowstorm. By “ferocious,” I mean the snow is already 10 inches deep. And this nor’easter ain’t lettin’ up any time soon. Feeling brave? Grab your galoshes and take a walk with me:
CRACK! The heavy wet snow has wreaked havoc on some of our trees. This morning, 2 enormous branches broke loose from one of the sugar-sap maples in our front yard. Thinking “glass half full,” the breakage will be next year’s firewood.
Here’s the Herb Garden. I double-dog dare you to sit in one of the chairs.
Good news! My winter-sowing containers (above, on the table) are receiving abundant moisture. The seeds within will germinate when nature tells them to. Meaning not next week. (Related post: Winter-Sowing 101)
View from the arched window at the top of my staircase. The fence in the background is the south end of the Kitchen Garden. The raised beds there are completely buried in white.
And here is a section of the Boxwood Garden, as viewed from my guestroom window.
A larger view of the Boxwood Garden. Looks like Narnia to me.
The ancient silver-leaved maple at the north end of the Boxwood Garden. I’m keeping my fingers crossed.
I was supposed to meet with a kitchen designer in Hudson, New York, this afternoon. Alas, the roads are too treacherous for travel. Maybe I’ll rehearse my macaron-making technique instead. After all, I’m shooting the video recipe for these French cookies next Tuesday. Practice makes perfect.
Now back to my original question: How’s the weather holding up in your neck o’ the woods? Are bulbs blooming for you — or is your garden buried, like mine, in nearly a foot of snow?