|Winter Garden as seen from the second floor|
We recently had a significant snowfall in Wisconsin (where we are supposed to get snow). The snow was the finishing touch on the garden vignette I had envisioned.
|Winter Garden close-up|
As the lawn disappeared beneath a blanket of snow, it settled on my mosaic table and chairs, and the arch I decorated with an evergreen garland and red bow.
|Winter Garden early morning|
The garden is a focal point for noticing lighting effects. On some mornings, the snow can turn pink and lavender as the sun rises. (The photo above hints at this coloration - pink colored snow is a sunrise effect that I don't have a photo of, but on the handful of occasions it happens it's magical)
|Winter Garden when cloudy from East bedroom|
Throughout the day, the colors of the snow and shadows change - sometimes gray, sometimes blindingly white.
|Winter Garden in sunlight|
A cloud passing over can turn the snow a subdued gray or soft blue, and then moments later the sun emerges and the rooms inside the house light up with reflected light from the snow.
|Winter Garden: Sunny Day late afternoon|
The colors of the shadows change as well - in late afternoon shadows can turn a deepening blue as they lengthen and stretch across the snow.
The garden scene can be seen from three bedrooms facing the street. The garden makes looking out the window to check the weather a pleasure.
|Bird nest with snow|
It's unusually quiet right after it snows. The snow muffles sounds, animals and bird snuggle down, and things seem still for a moment - frozen (!). Where do the birds disappear to when it snows?
|Glass Garden Flowers with snow Set 1|
Closer to the house my (large) collection of glass garden flowers got dusted with snow. I've made these flowers over the last decade or so.
|Glass Garden Flowers with snow Set 2|
The snow melts off the glass plates quickly in the sun, but I enjoy the extra decoration that nature gives my collection for a couple of hours.
|Glass Garden Flowers with snow Set 3|
People have asked me if I take in the glass flowers during the winter. The answer is no. There would be no room to store them and besides, in winter they are the only flowers still blooming! The glass colors especially stand out in the snow.
|Glass Garden Flowers with snow Set 4|
I have two matching planters that flank the door (one shown) that I decorate seasonally. I love the way the snow covers trees, evergreens, and branches and shrubs.
|Planter with winter foliage|
My garden arch, the planters, the table and chair set, and the glassware that I used for the glass flowers are all resale shop and estate sale finds.
I have a post on the glass flowers here, and the mosaic table here.
The garden lies under the snow with over 100 tulip bulbs, many different irises, 4 rose bushes, daisys, black-eyed susans, and many other flowers. I created it during 2020 with the extra time at home due to the pandemic.
|Garden Art in winter|
I look at the garden and imagine what it will look like in spring. It's a strange gardening habit of mine to view a mound of dirt (or snow) and instead see future flowers...
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