Monday, 9 January 2017

1917 - Still snow

This winter has been the harshest in Vancouver for twenty years. A video of two guys playing ice hockey on an intersection two blocks from us is making the rounds, and my garden is collapsing in snow. I took this photo on Boxing Day but it's much the same now, two weeks later.

How much damage will there be? Already I know that one of my daphnes has split right down the trunk, and a couple of my more tender lavenders look black. On the bright side, a single narcissus (either 'Rijnveld's Early Sensation' or 'Jack Snipe') has poked its snout through the icy blanket.

And there are a few green buds on Clematis 'Miss Bateman'.

Nevertheless, I suspect Nature has done more editing than I would like.

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