Not Quite an End of Month View: Thwarted

Yesterday evening, I realised once again that another month had passed without so much as a by your leave, and there was no sign of a February EOMV. Determined to rectify this, I went out with my camera this morning but quickly found myself wondering if it was worth it: insubstantial light snow showers the day before had continued during the night and were now beginning to make an impact, with snow settling by the morning and starting to build up in snowman potential quantities.

Looking through the photographs now, they make not give the best impression of monthly progress in the garden. However, the seasonal structure is highlighted further by the largely monochrome tone, and there is a pleasing charm in the occasional contrast provided by a pink house, brick walls and greenhouses unsullied by snow, so I present them to you in this context, without commentary.

Finally, having spent hours (literally) going round in circles whilst chasing a Delay Repay claim for compensation for a delayed train journey involving multiple train operators, I had to smile at these tracks outside the back door…

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16 Responses to Not Quite an End of Month View: Thwarted

  1. shannonrose says:

    Aww love the pictures! We just got some more snow yesterday too! šŸ„°ā„ļø

  2. bcparkison says:

    Snow every thing pretty and think of how good it is for the moisture we will need later.

  3. Rosie Amber says:

    It has certainly been a wintery week.

  4. Cathy says:

    Oh, those tracks are so funny! Lovely to see your garden in the snow Cathy. I hope it wasn’t too much in the end.

    • Cathy says:

      No more han 3 inches – and then bizarrely it had virtually gone by the end of the day, then did exactly the same the following day! It has certainly boosted the dampness in the ground though, which is great, and temperatures are up again now so new growth will be quickly triggered

  5. I think it looks beautiful, and your greenhouse is definitely inviting! We just got snow last night, too, which is normal this time of year, but not the 6+ inches that we got. I’m certainly ready for spring. Stay warm; fingers crossed that spring will win for both of us soon.

  6. Going Batty in Wales says:

    Snow gives a very different perspective on our gardens doesn’t it. I must consider lining my lower greenhouse with bubble wrap so I can get an earlier start. Do you find light levels badly affected? That has been my concern – groing leggy plants as they strain for light whilst encouraged by warmth.

    • Cathy says:

      I haven’t found light levels a problem at all, and it does really help temperatures, although I do use a greenhouse heater to ensure temperatures remain just above freezing

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