Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Heavy Snow

Oh our poor rose bush. Last winter it suffered through the ice storm. Now the eight inches of heavy, dense, snowball-making snow which fell last night caused its branches to bow low once again. It wasn’t just the rose bush. It was the mock orange, the hemlocks, the lilacs. Even the boundless honeysuckle I despise was brought low, but seems not to have broken. We did what we could to ease the burden, but only spring sun and much warmer days will tell the final tale.

Here’s something a little prettier:


dancingmorganmouse said...

O dear indeed, poor, poor rose bush.

Anonymous said...

I love love love the picture of the branches, stunning!!!!!!


Wendy said...

oh Love the snow. you can tell I am a foreigner from a snow free land. branches are beautiful and yes. poor rose bush :(

Pink Granite said...

Hi All -
That rose bush goes through so much every winter, but these last two years have been really rough. Fingers crossed for spring and proof of its indefatigability!

Thank you for your kind words about the branches photo! The colors were bright, the breeze was stirring, the rain drizzling down, snow was still clinging and drips forming then falling. I feel lucky to have that pic.
- Lee

Roo said...

Love the photos - I forget you get so much snow!

Wendy - my mum's oldest friend moved to SA years ago, and I can always remember their family visiting the UK when I was about 15 or so. They where staying with us and one night it snowed, and the whole family ran into the garden, and we had to teach them how to catch snow on their tongues, as they had never see it fall before. I've never seen so much joy squashed into one night. Such a lovely memory, and such a wonderful friendship between two people.

Pink Granite said...

Thanks Roo -
And you painted a wonderful picture of your Mum's friends learning to catch snowflakes on their tongues!