Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Winter Snow at the Jarvis House 2011 or Will it Ever Stop?

 This is the year of Snow!
 Four old Flexible Flyer sleds.
 The Boxwood shrubs are almost covered with snow.
 Animal footprints in the snow.
 The Quince tree.
 The Bamboo is evergreen.

 Garden furniture covered with snow.
 The Yew bush catches snow.
Leaves on the Rhododendrons curl up tightly like pencils.
 Pots with cuttings winter near the foundation and in the sun.
 Snow weighs down the grasses.

 Kevin trying to blow the snow away.
 The back steps need sweeping.

 The first snowfall required tall boots,
 and a corn broom and old iron snow shovel do a great job on the dry snow.
 The Callicarpa bush shows its purple berries,
 and the American Holly out front has red berries for the birds.
 The split leaf maples make dramatic silhouettes.


 Cement urns catch the snow.

 Ivy covered trunks of the back back trees contrast with the white snow covered lawn.
 The door to the large barn is blocked with a snow drift.

 A side wall drift.

 It is snowing again today.  These last two pictures predict yet another storm for Long Island.
    Well, I guess that we can look back at these photos when it is really hot in July and August.



4 comments:

Elizabeth said...

These are magical pictures

just right for blogs.....but really
ENOUGH ALREADY!!!!

see you as son as this disaster stops

oxox

MARGARET GOSDEN 2 said...

Thank you for your exhaustive snow news coverage! It is still snowing in NYC as I write, which makes for
difficult navigation at crossings! But, then, I take it
you are completely confined until the roads are
plowed.

Erin @ I Heart New England said...

Hope you didn't have to drive today... the commuter was a nightmare! We're to expect another 10 inches of snow tonight... I don't think it'll ever stop! :p

Willow said...

I read that the East Coast is expecting another snow storm. Goodness! As Elizabeth said, Enough!

Stay home and try to appreciate the beauty :)