The sun is shining now, but this a.m., even with the snow I felt I'd be better off with a miner's helmet. I always find it amazing how almost overnight we can go from fall technicolour to black, white and beige. No wonder we all go mad with sparkly Christmas ornaments and carbohydrates.
Found this dear creature blooming today. I'd never seen a Hamamelis blooming here at this time of year. Not the most sensible of things to do when it's -13C with the windchill. I could have tapped the petals and they would have shattered.
Lots of birds flocked together in the bay. All of them seemed to have something to say.
Same spot, but yesterday at the same time. The smidgen of colour on the horizon - and of course the swans make all the difference.
And, back to my bugaboo of the moment. More burlapping - was there a sale? These yews are hardy to two Zones less than where they are growing. They are also very old and very green & they've never been burlapped. Are these maintenance companies making up things to do?
Here are the nice green yews....
And here's about 160 feet of fancy burlapping. Notice how nicely the wrought fence stands out.
Not as tidy, but certainly just as effective. Here's a pretty property on the lake. Notice how nicely the brown in the burlap coordinates with the stucco.