Tuesday, November 30, 2010

First Snowfall


Our first snowfall arrived on November 22nd this year. As always, it prompts me to pull on my boots and venture out for a few photos. After all, it is an event! We have had several snows since then, adding up to about 6 inches, and it is softly falling even as I write.





Heritage Rose, with the mountain as a backdrop.





A snow-laden rose bud.





Black-eyed Susan seed head....food for the birds!






Autumn Joy Sedum.... still looking good!






Orange Calendula....bravely blooming beyond the frost.






A pair of Black-Eyed Susans......yellow petals still intact.

There is much to appreciate about the flowers that hold on, to give us a spot of color...... long after the Petunias and Zinnias have disappeared!


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"He giveth snow like wool....." Psalm 147:16

It is compared to wool for its whiteness, and its softness; it falls silently, and makes no more noise than the fall of a lock of wool; it covers the earth, and keeps it warm like a fleece of wool, and so promotes its fruitfulness. See how God can work by contraries and.... can warm the earth with cold snow. ~ Matthew Henry




26 comments:

Melissa said...

Absolutely beautiful!!

Jean Tuthill said...

Your photos are beautiful. I am always happy to have the first snow, too, and especially for snowstorms. I love them!

Jenny Wilson said...

Your photos are beautiful!

Corner Gardener Sue said...

I see the first three folks used the word, "beautiful", the same word I was getting ready to write. Well, that shows we are all right, from the first photo of the wider view, to the close ups of the various blooms.

We've just had a couple dustings, with none collecting in the streets. The temps have been colder the last week. I'm ready for a good snowfall now, to give some moisture to the flower beds, and that "blanket to keep them warm" like your quote says.

Catherine said...

Delightfully picturesque, Connie! I love the 'wool' quote from Psalms too. We have over a foot right now, with more coming. Yikes, we are IN for it this year, I think!

Eliza said...

So nice that your flowers weren't burnt up from a frost first so that they look their best in their little snow hats!

Stone Art said...

Magical!

sweetbay said...

What a spectacular view you have. We're having a little snow here in NC, very unusual this time of year.

Badoo espaƱa said...

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Black & Red Cherry said...

beautiful ♥

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Sharon Lovejoy said...

Lovely, lovely, and a feeling of peace pervades.

Joys to you and yours,

Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

Kim and Victoria said...

Snow on flower blooms, what could be prettier. Lovely.
Hope your Christmas was great.

Kath said...

Beautiful photos. Breathtaking.

Megan said...

The Flowers are so beautiful, I'm saddended to know that I left all too soon before I could see that ever so wonderful garden I've simply heard soooo much about.

Miss you!

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Cute pictures and great shot. I love snow.

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boopathy said...

It is very super''

Sell Timeshare said...

Nice blog

Rhodes Creations said...

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Flowering Pear said...

Your pictures are so gorgeous!!
Thanks for sharing..

Fishtail Cottage said...

Oh, how i love finding new gardeners that share the passion of Gardening! I host a garden party on Thursday's called Cottage Flora Thursday's...would love to have you come by & peek around & would love it even better if you'd link a garden post sometime? oxox,tracie

buyriftaccount said...

WoW! definitely beautiful. . love it.=0

Carol said...

I just stumbled upon your blog and first of all enjoyed seeing the snow...this is a horribly hot June in Tx and 107 degrees today! Your photos are just breathtakingly beautiful...especially the snow laden rose. Just stunning!

shahanara said...

Your photos & post are very beautiful!

u15 lolita said...

that' beauty....

Wholesale Nursery said...

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