I had designed my back garden with our former dog Agatha the Saint Bernard in mind. You'll see how Kevin has made the fence completely tight and safe with a lawn chair now that we have a little dog. Notice how the pocket-sized Bart just uses the chair as a prop and effective screen from falling snow. He also seems to have enlarged the porthole that Agatha used to check out the passing dog and people traffic. Fortunately Bart has chosen to stay in the yard and not venture out.
Not a tremendous amount going on in the garden, but a few little surprises. Snow had melted on the arbour and trickled down forming ice on the clematis tendrils and seed heads.
Clematis really have to be one of my favourite plants - the flowers are lovely - the seed heads divine.
The fuzzies remind me of mohair. Such a fabulous sunny squinty day. Temps about -9C.
I forget just how fast the sun dips at this time of the year. While the back yard was ablaze the light in the front yard was cool and flat.
This has to be one of the best years ever for this Mahonia. It can look really horrid in the spring - any wind damage turns grey-brown. Fortunately it recovers and sends out new shoots and leaves quickly.