Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Winter, Finally!

It's about time! I was too busy chasing our toddler to go outside for some real photography, but even the views from our windows have been photo-worthy.



That's Chris's anti-bunny veggi garden.



Many yards in this area include old wells. The neighbors have capped theirs with a decorative wishing-well structure in order to keep curious kids safe. (It's that box-thing hidden behind a crabapple there beyond our big pines.)


This is the ugliest view: the driveway, our falling-apart fence, slumping raspberry canes, and the street. Even this view is amazing under fresh snow.



Gabe's Garden just looks lumpy. The stately grasses are now comically slumped.

6 comments:

Pam J. said...

Everything looks beautiful, even the lumpy garden. BTW, I would love to send you some of my baby yucca plants. If you're serious about wanting some, just zap me an email with your address and I'll send you a couple. My email is pamelawinters@comcast.net

Michelle said...

Really? I was mostly joking, but I would love some of your yuccas! Things are a bit on the busy side right now, but how about we do a plant swap after Christmas or in the spring? I would love to send you something in return. :) Cheers!

Simply Wren said...

Even the "ugly" view is lovely, Michelle. I'm sure you'll have fun watching Gabe discover winter!

Pam J. said...

A potential plant swap after Christmas sounds like a plan. More than anything I'm curious to see if I CAN successfully mail plants and if they will survive in a new setting. Although now that I think about it....yuccas are certainly not native to MD or MA, which is half the reason I dug up the plants to begin with. Seems a bit wrong-headed to send non-native plants even further out of their range. And once you plant one you'll never, ever get rid of it. Babies pop up constantly. So give it more serious thought; you may not actually want one of these "take-charge" plants. (PS: I love the shot of Gabe before a bath. He looks good enough to lick.)

Michelle said...

Hi Pam! Sounds wonderful. And yucca is native to all of the east coast, if the USDA hasn't made a mistake: http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=YUFI&mapType=nativity&photoID=yufi_002_ahp.tif I'm rather picky about sticking with natives myself. :D

Michelle said...

I should also mention that I have one little yucca already, and have been lusting after more.

LOL about licking Gabe! :D