Not Exactly My First Flakes

I am participating in a little blogging fun with Soliloquy .  Nancy is posting pictures from bloggers of their first snow fall.  I wanted to participate in November, but the small amount of snow flakes that we got, never amounted to enough that I could take a picture before they were gone.  Then we had the ice storm…which is far from the softness of  snow, and I quickly tired of talking about it and the brutally devastating weather in general.  I have been ready to move to Florida for almost a month now.   But then this snow came and I took this picture out my kitchen window as the sun came up.  Sometimes on a clear day in the winter I can see the glimmer of sunlight on the buildings of the city of Boston in the distance.  But in this shot, they are right about where the sun is.   This was the first time this year I got joy out of snow.  All the ugliness  and sadness of ice storm devastation was covered and softened by the snow and the morning light.   I was happy until I look slightly to the left and saw the Hickory tree that still lays over the top of patio….

Winter 2009 first flakes in the garden

ice storm 2009

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Hi, I'm Rochelle and for 18 years I have worked as a landscape designer, author/writer, and design teacher. I've designed residential and hospitality (for hotels, restaurants, and spas) gardens across the USA and in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. After many years of teaching garden design topics in person, I launched the PITH + VIGOR Boot Camp series in early 2018. Through my blog, social media, and online courses (Garden Design Bootcamp and Planting Design Boot Camp) I aim to help homeowners learn how to confidently design and create home gardens that reflect their own personal and unique style.
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  1. Nancy Bond on January 14, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    Your photos are spectacular — I’ll add your snowfall to the rest. Thanks for participating!

  2. Lona on January 14, 2009 at 5:49 pm

    They are beautiful. The sun peeking through the trees with giving golden highlights to the trees.

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