Although, on the bright side I've noticed I've learned quite a bit as far as operating this camera - this year's photo much clearer. While I was out poking about saw a few odd and promising sights.
This cold bit of green looking gunk was on a pole bean I'd missed pulling off the fence.
It's always a bit of a struggle for us to get the 2nd year wood hydrangeas to bloom. So far these buds felt nice and firm - fingers crossed for the next 6 weeks or so that we don't have any really foolish weather or they will just be toast, and this bush will just be another variegated plant with pretty leaves and no flowers.
I've really been enjoying all those lovely primula shots from warmer climes & am pleased to present my own Primula 'Francesca' that seems to be emerging from the ice in good shape. It has a nice green and yellow flower and blooms for at least 2 months.
A few Japanese Maple leaves that refuse to let go.
And stand back, could those be buds on my Helleborus 'Ivory Prince'!?! They are indeed.
Not my rose hips, but a girl's got to include a bit of colour in a blog post. These found on my morning walk that same day.
Feel that this photo really represents the colour of the last week.
16 Mile Creek was frozen again. If you weighed slightly less than a bag of flour and wore size 15 skates, I bet it would be safe enough to skate on.
And then, it snowed - not the 15 cm as forecasted, just 5. I have my teeth together and slight snarl on my face when I write, "Isn't it pretty?".