Posts Tagged ‘ice’

The Garden on Ice

Quercus dentata

Text and photos ©Nancy J. Ondra

We’ve just made it through our first serious snowfall of the winter here in southeastern Pennsylvania. In past seasons, I’d be out with my camera capturing snow-dusted stems and seedheads, but not this year, because I cut pretty much everything to the ground two months ago, in hopes of encouraging the voles to look for winter homes elsewhere. The strategy seems to have worked, but missing out on the winter beauty of the garden is a high price to pay. Fortunately, I have lots of photos from previous years, and I’ve been wanting to rework this old post for a while, so now I have a good excuse to sort through some of my favorite icy images.

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Wildflowers on Ice

Schizachyrium scoparium on ice

Text and photos ©Nancy J. Ondra

Several other bloggers are posting this week on the subject “Wildflowers in Winter,” so I’m joining in with some shots from my southeastern Pennsylvania meadow. All of these are from December 14, 2007, in between two periods of freezing rain.

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