Overnight, an arctic blast covered much of Georgia with snow. With a warm cup of coffee in hand, I took a peak out of the kitchen window toward the woodland garden. This is what I saw ...
We got about 7" and, it is still coming down, along with freezing rain.
Our puppies are 18 weeks old now and had so much fun frolicking in the snow. They played "catch me if you can" and merrily dug away.
While the kids and dogs were playing I took a walk around the garden. I found that so much was covered under a blanket of white snow that there wasn't much to photograph other than the landscape.
Fence around our fruit orchard ...
In the woodland garden...
My garden boxes, devoid of any vegetables at this time of year, only contain perennial herbs but they were completely covered by snow.
My Euphorbia was one of the few plants poking out of the layers snow. I think this one looks like a puffer fish.
Some of the Autumn Ferns, which are amazingly hardy, were still looking green.
My Agave was drowning in snow and will certainly have a lot of cold damage.
My Japanese Maple 'Sango Kaku' was showing its amazing coral bark. Regrettably, it was difficult to get the true color in a photograph with the low light available today.
My little girl Sasha decided to jump out at me from behind some trees.
The lot next door is still empty and undisturbed by development. This is great for the wildlife and I am sure allows me to have a more diverse representation of birds and mammals in my garden. I took a stroll next door and this is what I found. The Sumac still had its autumn fruit which was so stunning against the crisp white snow.
A young pine showed some magnificent greens and yellows.
And this weed's seeds just looked so picturesque covered in snow.
I don't know what tomorrow will bring but today was really special since snow here in Georgia is a rarity. I'm silently wishing for another day of school and business closings so I will have my husband and kids home for yet another day!