Saturday, February 02, 2008
Snow In The Morning
I woke up early this morning and came downstairs to see the Snow falling. It was freezing, but I love snow. There is a magic in how the white snow flakes once they settle give everything an ethereal glow. It brings into focus Trees and Shrubs which blend into the soil normally.
I took photos and watched it melt away. The birds were busy eating their hearty breakfasts to warm up. All the birds that visit look well fed, with bright feathers. The bird table and feeders have kept their fat reserves up.
I saw a house sparrow this morning before the sun was fully risen moving around the plants under the Viburnum.I think that this female house sparrow may be the mystery bather who splashes all the water out of the green bowl.
Inside lots of seeds are germinating. Poppies, Alternanthera, Basil, Cerinthe, Evening Primrose, and Heliotrope Marine.
The Mystery bulbs are in the top photo.There were about eighty of them in the soil beneath all the brambles and weeds. About twenty are planted just to see what they are.
There are more mystery bulbs in the big blue pot. One is a grape hyacinth, as the partially developed grape buds were uncovered by the rain.
There is also one more mystery plant which I dug up to investigate. It has a fleshy rhizome like wood that is putting up red bulbs around the Viburnum.I will blog it after this as a question to see if people recognise it. Is it a garden plant or a weed?
It will rain tomorow so I'm glad I got up early to enjoy the morning snow.