When I went out on Wednesday morning to go to my 7am yoga class, my car was covered with snow. I’d thought I had heard it rain overnight, but it must have changed to snow at some point. The roads were just wet but the white stuff was a surprise. Only the hard core people were at yoga that morning. The rest must have seen their cars and decided to stay home.
By the time I got out for some photos much of the snow had melted, but in my attempts to record the snow I found some other interesting things in the garden.
I’m doing this post early as I will be in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee on Friday night to see that state’s premier of The Santa Diaries at the Encore Theatre. Laura Ambler and I are flying in on Friday afternoon and coming home Saturday morning. A whirlwind trip. The flight to Nashville is just an hour. It will take us longer to drive from here to the airport.
And on another writing note the manuscripts for all three books have been sent out for interior formatting. ISBNs have been assigned for print and eBooks and covers are in progress. The first two previously published books will be republished under my name instead of a pen name. The new titles are: Circle of Secrets: Caribbean Romance Trilogy Book 1, Circle of Magic: Caribbean Romance Trilogy Book 2, and Circle of Spirits: Caribbean Romance Trilogy Book 3. Anticipated pub date is April, 2020. I’ll keep you posted.
Here are six things in my garden mid-week.
- The snow took me by surprise. Temps were in the upper 50’s yesterday and we’d had rain for several days. You can see standing water along the garden beds. There was more snow when I went out at 6:30 but it was too dark for pictures. I missed the chance to have my garden guy blow out the gutters. Now all is a wet mess that will require a stepladder and my hands in waterproof gloves. My husband spots me.
2. These small hollies should be big enough in a couple of years to take cuttings for holiday decorations. I’m a sucker for pops of yellow in my garden. The tags are still on these but it was too cold to root around looking for them.
3. The snow weighted down some of the grasses, but I am entranced with the color they add to an otherwise dreary December garden.
4. If I hadn’t gone out to take photos, I would have missed the intense color of the Sheffield mum foliage. Wow! I didn’t remember that it did that.
5. All the trees are now bare including the small leafed maple (left of the chimney) that was featured in my post two weeks ago. I love the lace created by the bare branches against the blue sky.
6. And finally a harbinger of Spring. Daffodils are peaking through and seed catalogs are arriving daily.
That’s my Six-on-Saturday for mid-December in the mid-Atlantic region of the United States. Our first snow. The meme was started by The Propogator, a UK gardener. This is the link to the rules if you’d like to join in.
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