Welcome to JOYFUL REFLECTIONS. Also welcome to APRIL!!!! Spring is AWESOME. Enjoy some beautiful TULIPS from Biltmore!!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Snowy Shrubs and More

Today, I want to share some of the pictures George and I took of our big January 29/30th snow storm here in Fairfield Glade. As I have mentioned in other posts, we had about 5-6 inches of snow and an inch of ice. I love seeing snow in the evergreens and all of the shrubs---so this post will show you some of the shrubs in our yard and around the area. The picture above shows the shrubs in the yard of one of our neighbors. Below are more.

This one was taken at the same house ---but a little farther back. Isn't it interesting how the snow and ice stuck to some of the shrubs and didn't stick at all to others??

I love this picture since it also brings some RED color to the snowy scene.

We have four Holly bushes in our yard. This is one of them---showing off the snow!!!

Can you guess what this one is????? I have featured it in two different recent blogs. This is a close-up of our Confederate Jasmine Bush (after the snow/ice --and then more snow)!!!

This pine tree sits in our back yard --near the woodpile. We were amazed that the ice was weighing down the bottom branches so much. I thought that some of the branches would break--but thank goodness, they did not.

Here is a close-up of the bottom part of the pine tree. The ice was really weighing these branches down.

I love this picture also--of the pine tree in the bottom left corner ---and the shrubs nearby.

What do you like most about seeing snow???? I guess my favorite part is seeing the beautiful white snow clinging to the bushes and shrubs and trees. BUT--I also love just seeing how it makes the earth look so clean and peaceful --if just for awhile. I also enjoy watching the snow as it falls.

NOW---Bring on some SPRING.... Okay?????? ha