Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Snowy vignettes...

Today is cold and dark and drizzly. It is the kind of day that makes me think that winter will last FOREVER. Even the snow doesn’t seem very pretty, only frozen and dreary.

{Vinca minor}

Yesterday, though, in the sun, the snow appeared much more cheerful. My little hummingbird wind chime stood out in all the white. A couple of years ago, I decided it needed more color, so I added the glass beads. I did have it adorning a pot, but I redid the pot and it has been in the ground for months now. It hangs on small shepherd's crook sort of thing.

Now here is a cozy way to spend the winter, completely oblivious to all that is going on while waiting (and waiting and waiting) for spring to come. I have lots of them all over the garden. If you don't know what this is, leave a comment for me and I will tell you in a comment, so be sure to check back.

{Buddleja davidii var. nanhoensis 'Nanho Blue'}

Of course, you knew I would put in a photo of my ever-joyful Johnnies. The snow and chilly temperatures don't bother them a bit. Oh, that I could feel the same way.

{Viola tricolor}

Apparently, Tiger likes Johnnies as well as I do. Maybe for a different reason, though.

Have a beautiful day!


Julie said...

Spring will come.


Anonymous said...

Okay, I'm a sucker. I kept waiting for someone else to ask, but since nobody else will!!! What is that clump of twine in the snow-covered flowers?

Ruth said...

Actually, those aren't snow covered flowers; that buddleja just has silvery leaves, especially so this time of year. And the "clump of twine" is a Praying Mantis egg case. Later in the spring, dozens and dozens of tiny Praying Mantises will come out of it. I will try to get pictures when it happens. Thanks for responding! :)