Here's the RainyDay Cottage, blanketed in snow.
The snow storm has already caused some damage. In this next picture, the 80+ year old, Chinese snow ball tree (viburnum macrocephalum var. sterile) planted by my husbands great grandfather, is overloaded by the weight of the snow. After trying to lighten the snow load, I realized the old tree had broken at the base. Turns out..it was rotting. So..the hubby got the chainsaw out (always a favorite moment for him) and cut down the old wood. Luckily, I've been letting a few new shoots grow over the past few years (to try and fill in the back). Those are healthy and this old tree will still keep on going....just in a very reduced way.
|The old viburnum tree|
Of my three cats, only one would venture out into the cold. That's right....Demon Cat turned into the 'snow cat'!
One of the sweetest things about snow, is that it makes the world quiet, softening the sounds of everyday life.
I love how snow can make tree branches stand out, like on my Twombly red sentinel japanese maple.
However, now its like day 5 of icy snow.... and I'm over it.
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