Today is a day of sunlight glancing off the pure white diamond crusted cloak of Winter’s grand performance. A day of long shadows and blue tones as the sun regains dominance over the sky. The cold temperatures have frozen the moisture on the branches from yesterday and the glinting ice limns them with shining platinum.
No photos for today I think- it is already very bright out there.
This morning I was up early and the light of the post lamp lured me to the window to see what the world outside looked like. I could see the glow of it off the whitened drifts. Drawing close to the window, movement caught my eye- some wild bunnies were out taking their chances on the plowed driveway, stopping to investigate some of my garden branches. I frowned inwardly with displeasure… all thoughts going to memories of losing a once thriving stand of Siberian iris to a rabbit family, which seemed to have feasted on its underground tubers. Not very generous of me, I know. And then turned thoughts more positively to the enjoyment of something living making its way through the frozen moonscape of the night.
Now that my old dog is gone, the deer and rabbits… and coyotes…. have rediscovered my place. Once again I must share with the wild things.
Hocking Hills Gardener says
Hope you are not snowed in in your part of the state. It has been a messy one. I saw a few tracts of some small critters that had braved the deep snow in search of food. Take care and stay warm. I guess we have to get ready for round two on Tuesday.
Teresa O says
You created a wintry vision through your words that was as clear as any photo. Darn bunnies, they’re sure cute and fun to watch cavorting, but they can be pesky.
Have a great day!
sometimes a thousand words are
worth more than one picture!
i can see your yard from
your lovely words… don’t
remember many huge deep snows
in columbus. maybe it’s because
you are out on the windblown
prairie, or changing weather
patterns over the years.
i think your iris bulbs were eaten by squirrels, not bunnies. i once
planted a tulip bed for my mom, and it was gone in a year. the
squirrels had re-located bulbs
into neighbor’s yards for their
winter food cache. they bloomed
everywhere but where they were planted- ha!
dont think rabbits dig out
anything but their hidden nests.
Hocking Hills Darling 🙂 I will keep warm- my messy woodburning stove ensure that! We stifen our back for round -whatever it is on Tueday.
My thoughts on bunnies exactly, Teresa!
J- here’s the story:
We don’t have hardly any squirrels out here, not like in the city. I found the cause of my lost Siberians, after the kitties found the cache of baby bunnies snuggled down under the plant… ah, the cruel justice of nature. bunnies eat plants, cats eat bunnies… and so nature carries on its business.
Thanks for your kind words on my descriptions 🙂
more typos than ever today 🙁
I do know to say “ensures” and spell “stiffen”. My fingers just don’t cooperate.
..not to inflate the comments… but J, that story of the mysterious blooming bulbs is just too funny! (for *other* gardeners… I would be very disconcerted if it were my own garden)