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Late February Central Texas Snowfall

We got more snowfall yesterday than I have ever seen in Texas. It was absolutely lovely, and gave me a chance to see my gardens in a whole new way. Here are just a few of the shots that I took while dodging silver dollar sized snowflakes.

Summer and Winter in the Same Day

It’s hard to believe that I was working in the courtyard gardens at lunchtime yesterday, it was near 80 degrees and I was sweating, and by the time I went to bed last night it was snowing. When I got up this morning, it was right at freezing, and there was still snow laying around everywhere. The temperature actually dipped for a while around 8 am, and the snow stuck around all morning in most places. I took a few photos just before I went to work this morning.

Later Winter Seed Starting

I chose the seed varieties below for the late winter garden. I love the new Seeds of Change seed packaging. It is much easier to use, waterproof, re-sealable, and environmentally friendly. The descriptions below were copied from the Seeds of Change web site (with a few comments added by me), and links are provided to […]

Front Yard Holiday Lights

I am thrilled by my first attempt at taking night time photos of our outdoor holiday lights. The new front yard landscaping looks good even in the dark. Peace.

Enjoying the Holidays

I hope your holiday season has been as enjoyable as ours has been thus far. We have been resting and relaxing, as well as spending time with out of town guests. The weather has been mild, but windy, with some very cold mornings. Suffice it to say, that we haven’t had much time for gardening […]

Encased in Ice

It has been below freezing here in the valley since last Sunday, and the freezing rain, sleet, and occasional snow has turned our place into a winter ‘wonderland’. It is pretty, but there is at least a half an inch on ice covering everything, and we are hoping that the precipitation will stop until the […]

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