Saturday, December 13, 2008


I'm thinking of all of you back in New England and other parts of the country where there has been severe weather. For my family and those of you back in New England, I'm hoping the lights are on, the ice thaws, and life gets back to normal soon.

Change is in the air for the Pacific Northwest as well. The local news is abuzz with information about an Arctic cold snap and freezing temperatures this weekend, lasting through the next week. The winds have been howling, power outages are many, and the threat of lowland snow is predicted for Saturday and Sunday. However, at this point, there are still a variety of flowers blooming in the yard.

For instance, some of my broccoli plants are in full bloom,
with bees still visiting them.

And the Mahonia plants are beautiful in the small woodland garden
I put in about 5 years ago.

Pretty potted pansy...

Hope you have a blooming good winter wherever you live!



  1. Gorgeous Mahonia! I love those. I don't think of this as being a very yellow time of year - nice to be shown otherwise!

  2. It's fun to have a touch of color when everything seems to be fading, isn't it? I'm headed outside to check out what still has flowers now that we've gotten slammed by this storm (brrr). I have a feeling the photos are going to look very black-and-white! :)

  3. I can't believe you actually have flowers!! We got about a foot of snow yesterday and today it's -17C. We're staying home where it's warm and comfortable :)


  4. Amy,
    Oh my, hearing about your weather I shouldn't complain about our (comparatively) balmy -6C temps. I stayed inside most of the day too, and finally got the tree decorated. Hooray, finally done decorating!


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