Holiday Surprise

IMG_3337This is what we woke up to this morning. A foot of heavy, sticky snow fell yesterday through last night, downing branches and trees. We lost power twice, about ten hours total. Fortunately, we have a back up generator, so we weren’t inconvenienced too much.


I hope my shrubs will recover! However, it is beautiful, is it not?


Walking in a winter wonderland… a holiday surprise!


About Eliza Waters

Gardener, writer, photographer, naturalist
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43 Responses to Holiday Surprise

  1. georgetteann says:

    What a gorgeous surprise! Enjoy your day! 🙂

  2. Treah says:

    What a difference a day makes. Yesterday was Nov.; today is January! Blessings to your plants. Maybe they are happy to be stretching into another position. Wet snow yoga practice!

    • Eliza Waters says:

      LOL! Tree yoga! I didn’t have time to get to some of them until this afternoon. I’m hoping they bounce back. We have to tackle the broken branches tomorrow. Hope your T-day was a good one and the family was able to travel without incident. The roads weren’t so great today.

      • Treah says:

        Our T-Day was postponed to today because of the storm. So instead of Black Friday, we will have a very WHITE Friday!

  3. Sue Vincent says:

    How beautiful!

    Now as long as it doesn’t come over here in January…;)

  4. Wow!! I love walking in fresh, new snow like these pictures show. There is something so quiet and serene about it. (Although I know it has caused difficulties for so many…)

  5. Karen says:

    That’s the phrase I think of when I see pictures of snow-a winter wonderland. Very beautiful.

  6. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    Wow Eliza. That looks wonderful. What a great Thanksgiving surprise:)

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thanks, it put a dent in many people’s homecoming plans. Oh well, tomorrow I’ll be in the garden digging out and releasing the bent over branches. I’m hoping they will bounce back!

  7. dorannrule says:

    Gorgeous! Hope all is well for Thanksgiving!

  8. So special and beautiful to look at. Thanks for sharing Eliza.

  9. ladyfi says:

    Oh, lucky you! How beautiful.

  10. Definitely beautiful and I hope they are okay.

  11. Jewels says:

    Ahhh soooo lovely, Eliza! Stunning photos! ❤

  12. LadyPinkRose says:

    I agree beautiful, Eliza. Yet I have had my share of snow lately and it is nice to see green grass again. Yes your Roses will be all right. Mine get snowed on every year and they make it through. (((HUGS))) Amy

  13. Heather says:

    Lovely! I’m an envious of your blue skies. We have the snow to match, but haven’t seen such clear skies in days. Hope you had a wonderful day!

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thanks, Heather. The blue skies have been rare for us as well. Strange weather patterns these days. That gorgeous sky lasted only a few hours, but I was happy to have even that short time. Grab it while we can. Hope the skies will clear for you soon!

  14. twoscamps says:

    Now you’ve got me humming Bing Crosby! Lovely!!!!

  15. mk says:

    What a beautiful scene, Eliza. I could look at it for hours (if I had a nice fireplace at my back). Hope your Thanksgiving was full of love.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Other than the roads being less than ideal, it was a good day. Our friend has two English setters, one a puppy, so it was nice to have some doggy love. They were sweet. Did you go away for your holiday?

      • mk says:

        We drove to San Francisco and had a wonderful four day holiday. Back home straight through SF to LA on Saturday. Turns out it rained heavily behind our backs, but we were unaware of the forecast.

        Doggie love is the best dessert for a holiday. When we got home our dog was overjoyed to see us, as was our “step-dog” who lives next door. We have a great pet-sitter that we’re very thankful for. Our dog stayed at her house for the holiday.

      • Eliza Waters says:

        I’m glad you had a little get-away. Just enough to satisfy. ‘Absence makes the heart grow fonder.’
        Ah, a good pet-sitter is worth their weight in gold!

  16. Robbie says:

    Just beautiful:-) all wrapped in winter white:-)

  17. Francis.R. says:

    Dreamy blue and white 🙂

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