Thursday, November 2

First Snowfall 2006


I'm not ready for this... not quite yet. I have crocus sativus and deep purple tulips to plant. There are lasagna beds to layer, annuals to clean up, lawn to edge, and leaves to rake.

I need to put up my storm windows--although admittedly I'm waiting for the cold to kill off my favorite seven-legged spider before I tackle that project. (I am gladly spending a couple of extra dollars with the gas man in exchange for the amusement of watching him spin his web in my leaded glass window.)

I'm really not ready for this... and yet I couldn't resist spending some time outside drinking in the cold, clear beauty of this first snowfall. The neighborhood was quiet, still, and crisply white. I could swear that there must be wonderful, mysterious things waiting to be found on the other side of each warmly lit window I passed on my walk... the houses all look "lovely, dark and deep." But these mysteries are not mine to discover, not this evening. Like Frost, I have promises to keep--and miles to go before I sleep.

13 comments:

Annie in Austin said...

That's a nice photo, Kim, with just enough snow to hint of a cold snap in late fall, a glowing light and the steps to "Home". It's a very welcoming picture.

Yahoo weather says you'll have low 50's for the weekend, which is still cool, but not so bad for planting bulbs... hope you get to do that!

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

Pam/Digging said...

It's nice to read a post appreciative of snow, even so early in the season. Here in Austin, it's unusual for us to see even one snow, and this time of year we're often still in the 80s. What a difference a few latitudes makes.

Colleen said...

Isn't it amazing the way a little snow will make an ordinary night seem magical? We got a little bit yesterday, too, but not as much as you did, it looks like. It seems that neither one of us could resist taking photos, either. Snow is beautiful. Until around the end of January :-)

Blackswamp_Girl said...

Thanks, Annie! Those are my front porch lights, and I find them to be pretty welcoming myself. :)

I have a while before the ground will freeze, so I'll get the bulbs in at some point--preferably when we do get to those 50s and maybe even 60s next week. I feel so sorry or the crocus, though. These are the saffron crocuses and I knew that I had bought them but didn't remember where I put the bag... when I found them this weekend, some of them were already sprouting and a couple look mushy. :(

Pam, sometimes I feel like Pollyanna... I swear that I can find the good in almost anything, even a November snowfall! *grin*

Colleen, I heartily agree with your last statement! lol. Where are you located (roughly) that you got snow, too? I think ours was mostly lake effect snow... it usually hits the east side of Cleveland more than the west side, where I am.

By the way, I would love to see your pictures--I notice that you have a Blogger login and have commented on my posts before but have no blog of your own. Can I give you a little nudge to start one so that we can all see your pictures? :) (Okay, I tried!)

Colleen said...

Kim--
I'm Colleen from In the Garden Online. I just started using a Blogger login instead because I got tired of entering all of my info every time I wanted to comment--most of my fav blogs use Blogger.

BTW--we got another light dusting a little while ago. Just enough to be pretty.

Colleen said...

Duh....I just looked at my Blogger profile. It probably would have helped if I had actually filled in any of the info. I don't even know where my mind is lately...

Thanks for making me notice that :-)

Loretta said...

Snow already? It actually sounds pretty wonderful. West coast gardeners are so spoiled, we never have to prepare that much for the winter... But you make it sound enticing!

Blackswamp_Girl said...

OH! I should have guessed that, Colleen!!! Here I was thinking that the Colleen posting comments was a new blogger (I saw that you signed up in Sept06) who needed a little nudge to get started. LOL. I think that if you want to promote In The Garden Online on your Blogger profile, you can--you would just have to put it in the "About Me" section where you can type little blurbs. You have a great blog, so it would be nice for people to find it via the comments you leave on Blogger sites. :)

Loretta, it is a little early but snow in October even isn't unheard of. Lake Erie does keep things exciting here. The saying goes: "Don't like the weather in Cleveland? Just wait 5 minutes..."

Stuart said...

Gorgeous photos Kim. I understand your thought processes when it comes to spiders. Please keep us informed.

Karen said...

Ha, I'm laughing at "early in the season". We had our first snow on October 12. That was early in the season. (We rarely get snow before Halloween.) I'm quite used to the snowfalls now. Luckily it doesn't stick around long. One of the good things about snow is that it reminds us to get those bulbs planted NOW! ;-)

lisa said...

Wow...I was gonna post today about how it's dreary and rainy and 40 degrees...boo hoo..;)! I mean, I love snow, too, but NOW?! Not so much....

lisa said...

Wow...I was gonna post today about how it's dreary and rainy and 40 degrees...boo hoo..;)! I mean, I love snow, too, but NOW?! Not so much....

snappy said...

Thats one of my Fav poems by robert frost.Stopping in the woods on a snowy evening.I read it at night school studying my a'levels.but it has stayed with me for years after.The woods are lovely dark and deep, but i have miles to go before i sleep...The weather is getting colder here but not enough for snow!

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