Soft moss a downy pillow makes, and green leaves spread a tent,
Where faerie fold may rest and sleep until their night is spent.
The bluebird sings a lullaby, the firefly gives a light,
The twinkling stars are candles bright, Sleep, Faeries all, Goodnight.
---Elizabeth T. Dillingham "A Faery Song"

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Ice Ice Baby

Shoot, I was singing the praises of impending spring just Thursday and just look what happened! My 3 blooms I was tickled over-- (lenten rose, winter jasmine and winter honeysuckle) are now shrouded in ice! Oh well , I guess it is still January.
I thought this was a cool ice effect on our windmill.

Now I'm glad I didn't remove ALL the dead vines!

Even the fairies were caught by surprise!

My Arizona Cypress...probably dreaming of Arizona.


  1. I thought you probably got more snow than we did. The Arizona Cypress is so cute!

  2. Great photographs and you are right about a neat effect on the windmill. I know around here as things begin to bloom, they will turn on the sprinklers when the temperatures are getting below 32 ~ just to coat them in ice and shield them from lower temperatures. Maybe nature did that for your lenten rose, winter jasmine and winter honeysuckle.

  3. Welcome to blogging Jennifer! This snow storm has been a bit of fun hasn't it!

  4. We missed the snow in my neck of the woods (Augusta, GA) but I have so enjoyed seeing everyones snow in the Blogging World!