Winter makes an entrance in central Ohio anytime around Thanksgiving, but comes in earnest by January. Snow for Christmas is a rather rare treat. But this year, we are on our second incredibly beautiful snow.
A wet snow that clings is stunning in all its glory. It transforms everything from drabness to winter splendor, and is akin to living inside a snow globe.
Every branch hangs low . . .
and every twig is outlined.
Every shape takes on new dimension and beauty . . .
and every pattern revealed.
Usually a good wind will strip everything of its beauty in a very short matter of time. But this loveliness goes on and on, like winter was meant to be.
It becomes a very black and white world, with 50 shades of gray in-between. It looks like the perpetual winter of Narnia.
I’ve always loved my house dressed in winter. It blends right in with all the black, white, and gray.
The garland on the picket fence even looks more festive iced with snow.
Trampling around in the snow led me back to the greenhouse, which I decided to heat this winter with an oil-filled radiator heater. Even the leafless climbing rose on the arbor looked enchanting and welcoming.
A quick stop inside to check on the temperature and the plants was a feast of color in this otherwise black and white world.
Inside, my Wendy’s Wish Salvia is still as beautiful as in its summer glory.
Still green, still blooming, and still emitting her unique heavenly perfume.
I hope you have enjoyed our winter fantasy land and a little visit with summer.