Friday, December 18, 2009

Winter Scenes

The first snow of the winter arrived late in December and is composed of a few inches of lake-effect snow drifting our way from Lake Erie. The stone patio outside the studio door creates a very interesting design matrix. Looks like a future quilt feature.

The cottoneaster and their berries are covered in fluffy snow. The small red globes will soon be consumed by all kinds of critters who come looking for food!

Our fall gourds age gracefully. We had a small crop this year, but they will add color even as they slowly decay.

One of our orchids begins to sprout. Last year we had only one stem, and this year there are at least a dozen. Each stem will produce a wonderful long-lasting white bloom. We don't remember the name, but the plant was purchased many years ago at Fairchild Gardens in Miami.

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