2/16/11

Icy Gardens

It's been a weird winter in south Texas - many days warmer than average (mid-70s and humid today - blech) but we've also had many freeze warnings. I haven't been out with the camera much in the past few months, but I couldn't resist this frozen puddle in the backyard with the ornamental pear leaf encased within. It made me happy to see ice in the backyard, happy to find icicles hanging off of my truck one morning - I love chilly weather. I know that increasingly warm temps are just around the corner, along with decisions to make about what to do in the garden (keeping it simple this year, as I repeatedly learn that I don't have the energy in a Houston summer to tend a garden effectively), decisions to make about traveling in order to escape the heat for awhile. What decisions are ahead of you right now?

5 comments:

kristin said...

beautiful sheet of ice you captured.

Janelle said...

What a cool picture! I'm enjoying winter while it lasts, too. I have a big stack of landscaping books to peruse as I try to make some decisions about our front flower beds. Like you, I have to try for something low maintenance because I can't bear to be outside in our summer heat!

elizabeth said...

love that picture!!! funny, I was just thinking of you the other day and then you had a new post! wishing you a good rest of your week and God's strength as we go towards Lent!

Jane G Meyer said...

What a lovely photo... I long for chilly weather, too, but I'm in the wrong place for that! Wishing you a blessed Lent!

Marfa said...

I've loved this winter in Ohio...but still not ENOUGH like the ones I remember fondly of my youth in Vermont...and am enjoying spring, all the buds and flowers coming out, the grass from brown to green...and I am at a point where I think I'm making a big decision in my life...inspired by the book by Shannon Hayes "Radical Homemakers."