We’ve had some fairly unusual weather lately. One morning, everything was encased in a layer of ice. These poor azaleas never knew what hit them.
Same with the camellias:
Then the next day, the sun came out and everything melted.
This morning we have a little bit of snow. I’m dreaming of Hawaii. What about you?
I am soooo dreaming of Hawaii! Or anywhere warm really. We just got 6 inches of snow overnight. The 4th snowstorm of the season! It’s beautiful when the snow hangs in the crooks of the tree limbs and the wrought iron fences, but…
Wishing for spring…
I feel your pain. We had two bad storms last year and ended up with four feet of snow. The power went out for two days also. Ugh!
We had a few really warm days and the bushes got so confused, some started blossoming. Yesterday it snowed now the poor little flower are freezing… I was in Martinique once… Yes!
I want to go there! Anyplace that has sandy beaches, warm weather and an opportunity to speak French is a winner in my book.
You got snow? I got nothing, which is sad because I was really looking forward to a delay this morning.
Yeah, what happened to the three inches? We have only a dusting, which the wind will blow away soon.
Did it kill the plants? And is the cold going to kill mine that are prematurely poking through?
No, those azaleas are still alive. I can’t believe they can survive ice and winds like we’re having, but they do every year. I think this is as far north as they can make it, though. Keep your fingers crossed for those new shoots.
Now that everything has melted, are the flowers ok?
This post makes me think of what I saw during a trip to your neck of the woods this week. There was a dusting of snow–just an inch or two–but the trees were encased in ice. It was breathtaking. I’ve only seen such a scene a handful of times, and it always takes my breath away.
Yes, the azaleas should be fine. They are tough little shrubs! It’s hard to believe such delicate flowers can withstand winters like this. Ice can be very beautiful, but walking on it is a nightmare. It was really tough walking the dog earlier this week.
Thank you SO much for voting for me on “The Homies”! I appreciate your support 🙂
Have a wonderful weekend.
I feel almost (but not quite) guilty to share that our weather has been spectacular this last week and predicted to continue into the weekend. New buds are appearing on my willows as the last leaves are still clinging to other branches. Poor things don’t know which end is up!
You’re so welcome. I’m sure you’ll make the top group.
Nah, don’t feel guilty–I lived in California once, so I understand. 🙂
You have a good weekend too!
I’ll take the snow over freezing rain anytime. It’s 6:30 am and the temp is up to a balmy -13 C (10 F) and everything is covered in a beautiful clean white blanket of fresh snow. I hope the azalea’s and camellia’s survive … were the camellia’s about to bloom … in January?
Cheryl, I have no idea. This camellia seems to always have buds on it, but not many blooms. I think it’s very confused. 🙂 I had gorgeous camellias in California that bloomed all winter long.
Yes, I would rather deal with snow than ice. It was really tough walking the dog before the ice melted!
Wow…I love that first picture. You would never see that kind of ice here in our country
What country are you in? I could do without ice, that’s for sure.
Indonesia…there is only 2 seasons here, dry and wet.
Great mind! I must have been channeling you yesterday lol
I LOVE the first one, it is fantastic!
So true! Thank you.