New Year wishes to everyone!
It's snowing again, here. A glance back at Jan. 1 last year,shows me that we we're in the middle of a very unseasonal heat wave, with temperatures reaching 71 deg. F on New Years Day. Although, winter eventually arrived, we recieved very little snow all year, perhaps less than a foot, total. This December, we are breaking records, or close to breaking it by an inch or so, for the most Snowfall in December. So nature, has a way of balancing things. I love snow, as so do many of the plants which I grow, who will need this deep layer of insulation from the fridged arctic blasts that surely will come in early January- typically, our coldest month. Tomorrow....8 degrees F. Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.
A lone Goldfinch in winter garb, awaits for room on the the thistle feeders. We now have a permanent population year round of these brilliant yellos birds that my Dad calls 'wild canaries", although, as an ornithologist himself, he actually knows better.
A lovely golded=needles Japanese Spruce which reallu shines brilliant yellow on sunny winter days. Everyone should get a Picea orientalis 'Skylands', if you can find one. Try Gossler Farms in Oregon, or Forest Farm catalog online.
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