There was just some light snow last night and this morning but these powder coatings usually make for the best winter snow photos.
After the record-breaking cold of Thanksgiving day, it has been several days of fog and rain here in our corner of New Hampshire which is slowly melting away the snow.
Temperatures took a real nose dive here over the Thanksgiving holiday but everyone stayed warm and cozy by the fire and enjoyed a delicious Thanksgiving feast. I hope you also had a wonderful holiday spent with family and friends.
It was the first snow of the season yesterday but, unfortunately, I didn't have the chance to take many photos. I had not finished putting up the winter deer fence and, as bad luck would have it, about three or four deer descended on the garden Thursday night. Sigh. We finished the fence today and so hopefully things are now tightly sealed off and secure
During those days in February when the sun penetrates more deeply into the woods and our little rivulet is really flowing, I not only enjoy its soothing sound but also love to think about how the melting snow from our small woodland makes a tiny contribution to the great Atlantic.Read More
We already had a fair amount of snow on the ground here at Juniper Hill even before they predicted yesterday's "bomb cyclone." I think just naming the storm a "bomb cyclone" scared a lot of people into thinking that this was going to be something more than just a good ol' fashion noreaster. It wasn't.Read More
It was great fun working with writer Roberta Hershon and the team at Design New England Magazine on the feature on Juniper Hill that just appeared in their January/February issue. The magazine is available on newsstands now or you can check out an on-line version below. Thanks, Design New England!
I have walked by this clump of Yews many times but the late afternoon light, a beautiful winter sky, and a light snow cover gave it an entirely new look and appeal.Read More
It got a bit slushy by the frog pool yesterday as the snow began to melt. We don't usually do much fall cleanup of leaves in this area because it is surrounded by so many oaks and maples that continually drop their leaves in the fall. Plus, I like all the color that the leaves provide when strewn over the ground; even now, when they've turned a delicious copper-brown color. In the spring we will drain the pond completely, rake out all of the leaves and give the area a good cleanup in preparation for the new families of amphibians that will take up residence here.
I love these first, early snows when there is still a little plant color around to liven up the scene. The red ‘Bloodgood’ Japanese Maple still has its leaves and even the Tina Sargent crabapples are still hanging onto a few yellow and orange autumn leaves.