Frosting the Garden
January along the Front Range of Colorado is deceptively mild and usually snow free. Every few years we have piles of snow, and it truly is a winter wonderland.
Our winter this year is just brown, with the sight of decomposing gardens. So a little frosting on the garden works wonders to show us the beauty of nature.
Outside of our driveway, a snowy path for walking
Sometimes it takes more than 3 days before this road is driveable
2 short winters ago, there was more snow than we could shovel
native grasses all nicely frosted
snowflake looking sweet woodruff
This yarrow "Moonshine" looks perfectly coated
Even the Ponderosa Pine needles look better with a little frosting
Just a little touch of frost works its magic in the garden
Most of our snow will come later this winter, and even through the spring. For those of us who have lived here long enough, we know that January and February are the teaser months for the gardens and the nature that resides here. March and April will bring us our moisture once again.
Nature always surprises us,
bringing unexpected snows even when the birds think it is spring.