10 days ago the weather went from mild to cold, but still no snow then the blizzard arrived! It started Friday evening and we expected under a foot to accumulate over the weekend. Saturday morning we had topped the one foot level and by Sunday morning we had a final total of 21 inches of fluffy white snow. That is taking some digging out from and the landscape is still covered so I don’t know what damage has been done but some signs of heavy snow are already becoming evident.
Where the driveway was cleared – the truck went over the small flower/shrub bed – the crape myrtle dies back to the ground anyway but I am not sure what else was there. At least one azalea is looking like snow has stressed or broken a few branches and the conifers close to the house look like a side has been pushed down. Some will spring back, others will need pruning.
All in all though not a bad winter when the bulk of the snow falls on just one Saturday!
Inside I have the peas already growing and the beans have germinated. In the seedling tray there are a few tomatoes, a bunch of marigolds and hopefully a pepper or two but they are still germinating – the soil temperature was probably not quite warm enough. I did sit them on a hot water bottle to hasten things!
We are all looking forward to spring like weather returning!