It’s said as you spend the first few days of the year, the whole year will pass. I do not know whether this is true. I wish to all bloggers be healthy and joyful in first New Year days!
It was not frost. I decided to go to my summer house; just wanted to look at the plants and snow, how it covers my perennials and shrubs, young apple trees and berry bushes.
Firstly I had to clean paths shoveling snow. The snow was light and dry and I was not getting tired. When I got to my greenhouse, I saw its entrance in snow. I shoveled off the door; then I came in and looked at my rose cuttings covered with ground.
Next to the greenhouse, the bird feeder was hung on the apple tree. I put the oats and sunflower seeds to birds. They need a lot of food when here is frost and cold weather. In the garden the plants turned into mounds of snow. Here snow covered roses, there rhododendrons and small arborvitae and spruce. Only my pines-bonsai look boldly out of the snow.
After lunch I went for a walk in the woods. The forest was in snow and it reminded me the scenery in the theater when a fabulous show was put for children. Pines and fir trees were whitened. Only the pine trunks were brightly colored in the sun.
Walking down the path I saw footprints. Right here a large bird (a crow or magpie) caught a mouse. Then I found other footprints of the little beast. But maybe it's the neighbor's cat was walking on the snow.
The day was short. Already at 4 pm the sun was low, and its rays glided through the branches of the old apple tree.
I had to drive to the city. Bye, my garden and snowy woods!