We thought we were going to get a light dusting of snow according to our local tv news. That wasn’t the case and for us it was a good amount of snow around 4 – 5 inches. I saw it falling the night before and was super excited about it. I was still thinking just a light dusting of snow. Then when we got up it was still snowing and continued to snow for several hours.
We had electricity early that morning but then it left us. My heart sank and it sank further when I found out it would be the next day before we got our electricity back. Thankfully we do have a generator.
It was a pretty snow and the first day when it fell the world looked so bleak and cold. The photos look black and white but they aren’t. There was no sun out and with the white snow against the bare trees, it was a frosty dark look.
The camelias were still looking so pretty before the snow.
One of the large magnolia trees along with the oleander bush and roses with our little boardwalk closest to the camera got snowed under. The newer hydrangeas are along the fence in the background. The largest azalea bush is beside the Japanese Magnolia tree that blooms before anything else in the Spring.
The Magnolia tree and oleander were so pretty this summer. I don’t know if the oleander will survive this.
Closeup of Japanese Magnolia bloom beside azalea bush blooming.
And it is in the background with the tulips looking toward it.
And I love bringing branches of the Japanese Magnolia in during the Spring along with the Bradford Pear blooms.
My newer hydrangeas across the yard by the fence as seen in the photo below.
The hydrangeas start off blue but become another color before the season is over.
Enjoying bringing these beauties in that change from blue but turn colors.
Sonny taking the lead and Layla behind modeling their jackets.
Just a few days to a week before the snow I had gotten a few photos showing the color on the trees around the lake. A lot can change in a short amount of time.
The lake looking so cold. The ‘pond’ on the right is fed by a creek and it feeds the lake.
By Saturday, the sun came out and things starting melting quickly. Just a reminder for those that don’t do Christmas holidays well, have you started planning your Spring 2018 plantings? It’s time to start!