The Picture This photo contest at Gardening Gone Wild for January is Winter’s Beauty. On December 28th I woke up to the frozen beauty from one of those magical snow storms where the snow freeze on the stems in the direction the wind was blowing. I grabbed the camera and took pictures before the sun melted it off.
With the help of my family, this is the picture I chose for my entry Winter’s Beauty
I liked how it was backlit by the morning sun and when I was looking at the photo close up I saw a star shaped snowflake frozen in place on this rose cane. I wish it had been captured more clearly, but I like the photo anyway.
I love the days when it’s snowy and sunny. I can enjoy the beauty of the snow and be hopeful for spring as the days get longer. Here are some other photos I took that day.
Snow clung to the old bucket handle
Yesterday the sun was shining in such a way that the snow looked studded with diamonds. I tried to capture some of that light.
One of my year round pots. I plant these with mexican feather grass, sedums, and hens and chicks since these are in full baking sun in summer. I admit to being a not very good tender of containers, but these can take my neglect.
Happy New Year!