Nov 21, 2010

First Snow...

Last night it happened...

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The first snow of the year....


Little is more exciting to me than the magic
of snow falling from the sky!


We have never had snow this early in the year,
last year not a flake fell at all...

It's unusual to see leaves still on the trees and shrubs,
it makes the snow  feel softer and less frigid...
a little surreal...


There are still roses... roses in the snow!


Small sprigs of Salvia still standing tall
dusted with white flakes...


The snow toppled the Dusty Miller onto my little angel..
giving her an umbrella of lace and snow..


Up close the Dusty Miller's leaves
looked like crystals...


Snow on berries is always beautiful...


More snow on roses...


The Mop Head Hydrangeas, were wearing caps of snow...


The Pee Gee Hydrangeas too...


Sadly this afternoon the snow has already melted
but tiny flakes are still falling,
trying to stick again...

We are forecast one more day of snow...
Then the deep freeze!

A perfect night to light the candles and gaze out the windows
of my little cottage :-)

I am joining Cielo for Show Off Your Cottage Monday
Come join the fun!

Thanks for stopping by!

34 comments:

Love of the Sea said...

Amazing to see snow on the roses.

Bernideen said...

Wow...amazing to me that flowers were all abloom and then this!

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

Oh Bella, That is so pretty with the snow it look's magical! But I just like to look at it I couldnt handle it all winter long. Though I do miss snowboarding. Thanks for sharing the lovely photos.....Julian

Lily Hydrangea said...

wow! this does look surreal, & hard to fathom too - way too early for me though very pretty nonetheless.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Just beautiful! Roses and snow, don't usually see that:@)

Sheila @ Dodging Raindrops said...

You got a lot more than us! It looks gorgeous!

All the kids at our church were so excited this morning! It was cute to see.

rosarod said...

Hi Bella, Despite the cold and bring inconvenience time like this, your flowers covered with snow have a certain charm, like all your garden statues and figures. Beautiful photos! Greetings Rose marie

Sherry said...

Beautiful pictures of your garden in the snow. Looks amazing. I would have run out and cut all those roses though. They are gorgeous. I have to replant some roses next year. Have a great week.
Sherry

NanaDiana said...

Oh Bella- You can make even the dreaded (for me) snow seem beautiful. I enjoy the beauty of it as long as I don't have to go out IN it. I am more of a warm weather kinda gal. Your photos are precious and lovely. Hugs-Diana

Ann said...

Thank you for the beautiful pictures! I love to see garden structures with snow on them.

Ruth said...

beautiful pictures!!

Sherri said...

Oh Bella what beautiful pictures! Looks like you enjoyed your first snow!

Carol said...

Bella,
What beautiful pictures! Your cottage surely is a lovely, enchanted and special place.

Lady Farmer said...

Snow on those lovely flowers makes one feel like you are walking in a winter fairy's wonderland! I am enjoying this bit of snow, too!

Mariette said...

Dearest Bella,

Indeed, the roses in the snow are quite a rare sight... Looks beautiful now but the frost will probably color the roses brown. Sad ending of a beautiful garden! But there will be new ones in the spring. Time is moving fast, so after some cozy weeks inside with lots of candle light you're looking at new blooms again. PLUS you got such beautiful pictures from the spring, summer and fall...
Enjoy your week and stay warm!

MariettesBacktoBasics

Laura's Rose Garden said...

Hello Bella,
Exquisite!! Just Exquisite!!!
Thank you so much for sharing especially the snow on the roses!
Warm hugs, Laura

Blondie's Journal said...

Your garden looks magical, even in the snow!! Precious!!

XO,
Jane

Heaven's Walk - said...

You make the snow almost bearable, Bella! lol! It is pretty coating the flowers and blanketing your little angels...We're destined for "accumulating lake effect" Thursday night through the weekend. The first snow is always exciting, especially during December. Then......it could all melt and I'd be happy....lol! Have a blessed Thanksgiving! :)

xoxo laurie

Kelly @ Much To Do With Nothing said...

So beautiful. I hope we get snow this year.
I love it on your angels.
Kelly

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

Hi Bella,
Such gorgeous photos as these makes winter look a lot more inviting to me! ;-)

P.S. We haven't had snow yet...which is okay with me!

Blooming Rose Musings said...

Gorgeous pictures. Your garden looks so magical with the light snow cover. It is so unusual to see roses and hydrangeas wearing snow. Beautiful!!!

milka said...

Nice photos. I can feel Christmas is coming :)

It's me said...

O my snow !! they say that we get also snow later this week here in Holland !!....beautiful pictures darling....lovely week !! love Ria....

Fish Tail Cottage said...

fantastic pics.......love the snow & roses!

Passionedeco...perchè le case hanno un'anima said...

Oh Bella,
this is magic!
It happened, it happened!!
Yeahhhh!
Fra & JJ

High Heeled Life said...

Bella .. these are amazing ... your garden looks so magical ... love the last photo... HHL

luluslovlies said...

Surreal to see Snow on Roses, such beauty, thanks for sharing and Happy Thanksgiving! Hugs, Marilou

stefanie said...

oh, Bella, its soooooooo beautiful!!! oh, I wish we had snow!!! your photos are just gorgeous!!!

CIELO said...

Dear Bella... your garden looks much like mine these days all covered up in snow... we had a heavy storm all day yesterday, and our world is now covered in white... Thanks for participating in SOYCM! A "special" SOYCM is coming up soon, so come back to hear all about it! ;)

Cielo

Italian Girl in Georgia said...

Ciao Bella!

Your photographs are simply stunning. I'm so glad I found you through Cielo's Cottage Monday links. What a beautiful garden you have.

I'll be back for sure.

Ciao,
Suzanne

Olga said...

How pretty! I miss snow.

Carolyn said...

Hi Bella,
It is all so beautiful but I am surprised to see how much you still had blooming in your garden.
The statues look so pretty in the snow.
We got some snow on the weekend too but wind also.

Carolyn

Suzann said...

How pretty is that!!!!The first snow is so welcoming and lovely!
Thank you for sharing!
Suzann

SALTBOX TREASURES said...

Oh, your snowy pics are just gorgeous!
I love snow!
~ Julie