Snow is a bit of a novelty when it arrives and I always enjoy watching it change the atmosphere, character and look of the garden. But after five days I have had enough of it so got excited when the sun came out for an hour or two this afternoon and the snow and ice started a steady drip, drip, drip – melting gently.
A new challenge for me and my camera! See what you think.
Poor old Matilda has melting snow running down her forehead and she does not look pleased!
As the sun gives a rare January appearance, the snow begins to melt and for a while takes on a transparent look and glows.
The greenhouse begins to lose its duvet of snow.
The tallest stems away from shadows melt first. This pair of rosebuds is clear of snow and ice but their yellow petals, exposed where the bud has tried to open, have suffered from this attack of January weather.