That’s what I think of the snow …

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Actually, I kind of like snow. But after shoveling a foot Thursday night and spending a couple hours this morning to free things up, it’s getting kind of old already. Especially when you have to actually shovel a path so the dogs can get off the porch to do their thing.

Here’s the view from the upstairs bathroom. Tough to tell how much we got from that angle. But the driveway had at least two feet in most places — as much from the blowing as the snowing, I’m sure.
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Still haven’t dug out the Camry. But it got up in the mid-30s today so that at least all the snow melted off of it.
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Still have a couple feet along the edges of the driveway to push back over the weekend. Gonna go turn on the lights and get started.
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The sun tried to peek through.
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February Picture This Photo Contest

Here’s my entry in the February Gardening Gone Wild photo contest.

To be clear, the top image in this post is my entry. The rest are other winter images I like, but didn’t make the cut.

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I chose that one based purely on emotion. Nothing beats interest like a Dalmatian in the snow. And given Fred’s recent brush with death for the second time this year, I had to make this one my lede and entry.

I’ll admit that my collection of winter garden images is limited. I think it’s mostly because I get out of the habit of shooting, and the fact that five days a week it’s dark when I leave for work and dark when I get home. The next three are from a freak appearance of January in November of 2008. The light was pretty intense. But I like snowblind on occasion.

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Grasses take on a life of their own in the snow.

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This next series is actually from an early snow we had last Oct. 16 when the grasses were still green and the leaves were still on the trees. Interesting, but not really winter. (It all melted by noon.)

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The closest I’ve come to capturing that winter light Roger speaks of was during this lucky encounter at the winter garden at Cornell Plantations.

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Frost on the cold frame is always a good subject for abstraction.

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Bittersweet berries in an encounter with ‘wintry mix’.

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Frosty heuchera.

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But this is my favorite winter image of all time. And it was rendered well before the days of 500-pixel entries.

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