Get your head wrapped around the first come – and – go snow of the season.
Snuggle Up To A Blanket Of Snow
Snow covering your garden is a good thing. Freshly fallen snow is an excellent insulator. The millions of tiny air pockets in freshly fallen snow hold warmth in the soil around plants. When the air temperature drops below zero, that snow blanket covering the garden is a relatively toasty 32 degrees.
A snow can be the added protection to help borderline hardy plants survive the winter. And it’s been good for our marriage.
When we were first married, I drug my husband out in the yard to make snow angels. I was in love and he was a good sport. The insulating properties of fresh snow are just one of the excuses he has come up with to avoid the annual snow angel ritual. “Better not,” he says. “We gotta protect the plants.”
This is the new stone garden. Ready and waiting for the
First tea party
of the 2008 Spring
Who shall bring the biscuits?
Will there be bonnets and bees and Chamomile Tea?
Yes, and corsages, the best of manners, and clean socks.
And clean shoes too? Highly polished, if you ask me.
Yes, and on-time clocks.
That is understood when one receives an invitation to tea.
The courtesy of a reply, prompt attendance, ones best manners. Plus, many thank yous and many more kind declarations as you go out the door.
Compose your thank you note on your way home. Promptly post it that day to show your good breeding and high standing in the community. Ladies always do.
Snow reminds me of Tea Parties in the Springtime.