It began snowing Wednesday evening and I had hoped it would melt by the next morning but it did not. Instead it rained and then froze.
Each branch on this potentilla shrub is completely encased in ice. Very pretty to look at but not so great for gardening. Or driving for that matter. To quote the radio announcer that morning, "we have snow, we have ice, we have freezing rain. The only thing we don't have is dry pavement".
I came home Thursday night to a pleasant surprise. This week's triumph comes courtesy of two fellow garden bloggers. Kate from High Altitude Gardening took a trip to Italy this past February. More than a trip really, as she spent a month living and working there. Those of us reading along got to enjoy her travels vicariously which was a treat. Italian seeds made it back in her luggage and Kate kindly thought of us fellow bloggers and sent them out into the world. I'm very much looking forward to planting my italian carrots and radichio Kate, thank you!
A second parcel also arrived this Thursday from Sharon Lovejoy of Sunflower House and a Little Green Island. Sharon recently started the Grimy Hands Girls Club and as a charter member I received a lovely package from Sharon including lettuce seeds and illustrated notepaper.
|So many wonderful gifts came in the mail this week!|
So what initially looked like a dreary start to the weekend turned around quite quickly. Happy holiday wishes and have a lovely weekend.