Day 37, year 2 - the snow and the ivy.
Sam Gamgee was none too impressed on encountering snow out in the wild on his adventures. Snow is all well and good, he thought, when you’re lying cosy in bed in the morning and its falling outside. He wanted the snow in Eregion to head off to The Shire, where folks might appreciate it……and today he got his wish.
It was most certainly the hobbit-sized folk who appreciated it most, as the tops of garden walls, scraped clean of their snowy burden, can attest. Garden walls are just the perfect height for making easy snowballs, don’t you think? They’ll have plenty of opportunity ahead to redistribute, with the snow set to remain all weekend. Doubtless Sam would approve.
Evergreen plants always seems so incongruous in the snow, I find. Almost embarrassed to be weighed down with it while their deciduous cousins quickly shrug the snow from their bare branches. They shouldn’t be embarrassed though, because the contrast of colours and tones is beautiful. Almost worth having the snow for. Almost….
If you’re somewhere in the shire and huddling inside away from the snow tonight then do keep warm and think extra carefully if you really need to go out anywhere in the ice and snow this weekend. Unless, of course, you’re heading into the garden to make a snow-hobbit or two!