Snow No-Show

December 26, 2012

It is a dark day and there have been blizzards in southern Illinois and in Indiana, but nothing but a few flakes here.  Last week there was much talk about the coming blizzard, but we got less than an inch in our yard.

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When it snowed a little last week I took a quick picture before it melted.  This is the lasagna mulch of leaves that I laid down in the fall to expand the vegetable garden.  The south side of the pile melted first.

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I think I took this picture on the winter solstice.  The sun is low and the shadows are long.

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The patio north of the house sees little sun for months.  The thin ice captured the organic matter.

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It is a good time to be inside.  We were either poor or overseas for so many years that I got in the habit of decorating a house plant instead of buying a tree.  The habit continues with very light-weight ornaments.

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Yes we ate up almost all the kale, even after the weather froze, though there might still be a little left.  These days we have been indulging in sweets and treats before we get back to healthy eating in the new year!

I have some pumpkin bread in the oven now…

Anticipated vacation activity:  Planning the garden for next spring.


2 Responses to “Snow No-Show”

  1. beeseeker said

    Love the photos – giving that extra dimension – please keep blogging.

  2. I love the idea of decorating a houseplant!

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