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Winter Festival in my Garden

Winter Festival in my Garden

Posted on Jan 20, 2014 | 2 comments

Every year I find magic right in my garden after a snowfall. Saturday’s snow was just the right consistency for creating “snow flowers” that last awhile. A little wet so it lingers and when you shovel, you have to pause. What are “snow flowers” you ask? I learned about this concept in a novel I read years ago. The title and...

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Revisiting ‘Snow Flowers’

Revisiting ‘Snow Flowers’

Posted on Jan 31, 2010 | 1 comment

Sometime ago I encountered an enchanting description of a small Japanese village’s winter festival that celebrated the way plants catch snow.  The novel’s author called the snow that was captured in nooks and crannies, branches and seedheads, branches and buds, ‘Snow Flowers’.  Ever since I look at fresh snow...

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WitchHazel ‘Arnold Promise’ Still Wearing Its’ Winter Cloak

WitchHazel ‘Arnold Promise’ Still Wearing Its’ Winter Cloak

Posted on Mar 7, 2009 | 0 comments

I’ve been feeling restless lately.  This happens when winter merges into spring. The early March landscape in New England may be snow covered as it is as I write this or thawing to a condition we call ” mud season”. Spring thaws and freezes come and go, but mainly the gardens look a mess. The seed heads that look charming in the snow look...

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Snow Flowers

Snow Flowers

Posted on Jan 23, 2009 | 1 comment

Driving backroads through pine forest, dormant fields, and orchards I found myself marveling at the beautiful winter scenery.  Without a camera to capture what I saw yesterday I’ve inserted the photo of my front entry that speaks to light and snow and winter forms. Years ago I read somewhere about a Japanese village that celebrates winter beauty by...

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