Monday, 9 January 2017

1917 - Still snow

This winter has been the harshest in Vancouver for twenty years. A video of two guys playing ice hockey on an intersection two blocks from us is making the rounds, and my garden is collapsing in snow. I took this photo on Boxing Day but it's much the same now, two weeks later.


How much damage will there be? Already I know that one of my daphnes has split right down the trunk, and a couple of my more tender lavenders look black. On the bright side, a single narcissus (either 'Rijnveld's Early Sensation' or 'Jack Snipe') has poked its snout through the icy blanket.


And there are a few green buds on Clematis 'Miss Bateman'.


Nevertheless, I suspect Nature has done more editing than I would like.