Winter Wonderland

We have a saying here in Wisconsin.

“If you don’t like the weather, wait 5 minutes.”

Five minutes may be an exaggeration, but not by much. Here are a few photos I captured on a little walk in my neighborhood park on Thursday. [I blogged about that little excursion here.]

Thursday was a sweatshirt or jean jacket sort of day with walkers, runners, joggers, and pet-walkers streaming past our home on their way to or from McKee Farms Park. We Fitchburgians all had one thought in common: enjoy this gorgeous weather now because we’re going to be shoveling snow tomorrow.

The sun hid its face on Friday morning and the temps had dropped to the 30’s. When I looked out my window in the afternoon, it seemed like someone just shook my backyard snow globe and giant snowflakes were falling willy-nilly. The snow wasn’t sticking much, but our crabapple tree looked like it had been decorated for Christmas with a dozen or more red cardinals looking like feathered ornaments, along with a few crazy robins who perhaps didn’t receive the migration memo.

But here’s what we woke up to in our backyard this morning.

It’s beautiful.

That’s my little #SixOnSaturday thing for this week! Thank you to Jon the Propagator for hosting this fun little weekly photo sharing gathering of gardeners around the world. You’re invited to join in on the fun and give us a peek at what’s goin’ on in your little corner of the world.

Author: barefootlilylady

I love sharing about my barefoot gardening adventures, hence my blogger name. As I write, some of my other passions might spill out -- like fun with grandkids, baking and sewing endeavors, what I'm studying in Scripture, and the like. My readers will notice that one of the primary things I write about is Alzheimer's. May what I write be an encouragement to anyone who is a caregiver for someone they love with memory loss.

6 thoughts on “Winter Wonderland”

  1. Yes, you certainly have very changeable weather – like that in Ireland except here we would be very unlikely to have snow. We have rain instead, buckets of rain

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    1. I really don’t mind the snow much. To me, it signals time to plot and plan next year’s garden. Your country is so very beautiful. While I really don’t have much of a desire for international travel, if I did, Ireland would be at the top of my list. Are certain months “rainy season” in Ireland, or is rain just a fact of daily living?

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      1. Snow is uncommon in Ireland and a fall of only a few inches would likely bring the country to a standstill as we are completely unprepared for it. On the other hand, rain is our regular condition with more in winter than summer but it is an all-year-round occurrence. Generally, our climate is very mild. Those frosts we get in winter are usually quite light, rarely much below freezing point, and our summers are warm rather than hot with 25C regarded as a hot day! From a gardening point of view, this climate accommodates plants from right around the world which is very interesting for us gardeners.

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