This is the journal of my endeavours to grow a range of fruit, veg and flowers from seed, grow organically, and my attempts to create a personal paradise with 1/2 acre of maintained gardens and 1/2 acre wild meadows. Northern Ireland's average daily high temperatures are 18 °C (64 °F) in July and 6 °C (43 °F) in January. Soil type: Clay

Saturday, 12 March 2011

Spring Snow

Woke up this morning to snow - quite a surprise even though it was forecast (chilly to say the least). What to do...  downloaded PhotoScape & decided to take a few photos of the snow and try to frame a few...
Rhubarb with a halo of ice.
The heather is highland hearty and doesn't mind the cold.
The tulips have drooped depressingly.
The crocus don't mind too much.
And the birds keep warm gorging on peanuts.


  1. Sorry to see the snow. I hope this will be the last of winter weather for you. Your photos today are nice, though.

  2. Very artistic, Kelli. Photoscape will allow you to give your photos a new dimension!
    At the risk of sounding smug, we had a really nice Spring day today. Temperature got up to at least 15, and I spent several hours in the garden - sowing peas and Broad Beans etc.

  3. Hope it doesn't last too long. It's very wet here today.

  4. Hopefully that will be your last snow. Your photos of the snow and ice are beautiful!

  5. We had snow also on sat morning but thankfully too wet to stay on the ground ,still some to be seen on mountain tops but that won't bother me!Today was sunny and warm for a couple of hours but lighting fires at night.
    You took some beautiful pics!

  6. Lovely pictures. The snow is not so good for your beautiful flowers.