Tuesday, October 28, 2008

October Snow

I was quite unprepared for this change of scene out the window this morning. Most years we at least make it to November before the snow sticks. Where did I put that snow brush for the car anyway? The forecast of 8 to 12 inches was surprising and a bit scary. Snow for Halloween... BOO!!!

It has warmed up a little, and right now we are getting mixed precipitation. The wind is howling. On the hills the roads are slushy and more of the snow is sticking there. As it gets colder tonight I guess we will be back to all snow. I had forgotten how pretty it is, but I definitely could have waited until November!


Anonymous said...

I still get excited about the first snow. So does my 76 year old Mom. :) This is a lovely shot.

Daphne Gould said...

Snow is predicted for our area too, but I think I'm far enough south east to miss it. It would indeed be a very early snow.

Anonymous said...

AHHHHHH! That's the scariest halloween surprise EVER.

I'm going to have nightmares tonight. I mean it.

Anonymous said...

The snow really emphasizes the outlines of your garden structures.
The first snows are always fresh and beautiful.

Gail said...

What a fantastic garden you have created. It looks wonderful snow covered.


Ottawa Gardener said...

I feel your pain unless of course you like snow. My kids were overjoyed. I, on the other hand, grimaced at the expected this morning. We normally don't get snow until the end of November here too.

Susan Tomlinson said...

This is beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Oh, ick. I grew up in Binghamton and haven't yet called my mom to see how much snow they got there. Buffalo got nothing! I won't brag though. We'll get our due.

vermontflowerfarm@outlook.com said...

Hello Becky;

That same storm brought us 5 inches at the house which is at about 1500 feet elevation. Although the temperatures have been rising, the snow remains in places but today's 50's should bring us back to where we need to be--much garden clean up left to do.

I would be interested in learning more about the garden you feature on "October Snow". I always like to know how gardens like this come to be and what's planted within them. Sunday I found a book on grasses at Borders. It was a Timber Press publication, dear in price but clear in picture value. There was a picture of a German city bombed in WWII where the remaining walls of brick and stone city buildings, razed to only 6-8-10 feet tall, had been turned into propagation sites for rows upon rows of perennial grasses. Very interesting recycling!

If you get a chance, let us know some more!

George Africa
The Vermont Gardener
Vermont Gardens
Vermont Flower Farm

Kerri said...

The storm was quite a surprise, wasn't it?
That heavy, wet snow did some damage in our area with broken limbs...hence the power outage. How did you fare?
I'd love to see your walled garden in summer.

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

October snow stinks! Every few years that happens here. I hate it when there is snow & the leaves are still on the trees & things are still blooming.