On our morning walk two Sundays ago, heard this hideous honking racket. Looking up I found these two bad-boys, honking up a storm, looking for action.
For the folks who live below, I can't imagine they're getting much sleep these days.
Back at home, the Hamamelis is earning its stars:
Last Saturday we had an ice and snow squall. Coming back from Aurora after dinner, the road signs were completely blanked out from the sticky mess. But in the dark you could see how magical the trees looked. It was a little disappointing that the wind picked up overnight and knocked the white off - but you can see, still very pretty.
The Hydrangea looking lovely frosted.
Couldn't have staged this one if I'd tried.
Clematis seeds at their cuddly-buddly best. This is one of the few vines that is showing new buds.
More snow, and yet the Hamamelis still looks great!
It's at times like this when I'm glad, I didn't get around to doing an early spring-cutback.
Bart looking none-too-impressed with the weather or his outfit.
You really have to be wise when you look for things that are very early. Who knew the question you had to ask was, "Will it grow tall enough so I can still see it after it snows?"
Ice, snow and bits of colour.
It may be snowy, it may be cold, but the Lake is still beautiful.
And beneath the bits of snow, you can see in spots that some greening-up action is going on.
But then we got another dump of snow. Found Mr. Robin out in the garden. Used my telephoto to capture him. Well, almost.
Too high, better a little lower. Thank goodness I'm not licensed to carry a weapon.
Third time's the charm. A good breath hold, press down with right hand lightly, press up with left to steady the camera and Bob's your uncle. One confounded robin wondering what on earth is going on.
So from my snowy world to yours....hope it's warming up in your garden, and that April shakes its silliness very, very soon.
p.s. Just because I can - here are the latest photographs of the only performing plant in my garden: