This was the pond just a day and a half ago. I love how the snow looks at night.
This was the pond this afternoon. What a difference! There is still some snow around the outside and lots of slush in the pond.
Even the fish came out to see what was going on. I saw at least 4 today.
Hellebores that were completely buried look no different than before the snow.
This Euphorbia looks so fresh and colorful.
Can you believe this Red Valerian is still blooming? I can't.
The Wallflower 'Bowles Mauve' is still blooming.
The rosebuds were completely encased in ice a few days ago. This one looks like it will still bloom.
Primroses that we bought and left outside before the snow.
Yesterday these Pansies were completely flat and looked awful. Today with a little sun they've perked right back up.
I feel extremely lucky that we made it through without any major damage. A few broken branches here and there is all. We've driven around and seen many branches down, many laying over power lines. Other than the power flickering we had it the whole time. Many others weren't so lucky and have been without power for days. I'm sure there are still people waiting to have their power restored.
Looks like next week we'll have lots of just regular old rain. I never thought I'd look forward to rain, but after this past week I sure am!All words and photos in this post are property of A Gardener in Progress.