Monday, January 27, 2014

Whoa Nellie!!!



Hello everyone. Hope you all had a great weekend.
I tried hibernating in the house away from the cold and drifts of snow. Done a pretty good job of it too until the wind hit us this weekend and started blowing things down, over and away.


Some of you may remember this potting bench I had built by myself in 2009 that got blown over and destroyed. I was so proud of my carpenter skills (right!) and I was so sad when it went rolling off of the patio. Sigh.


So I purchased this plastic molded one. (Sorry I could find no picture of it but this one). Well I was sure glad I had gotten it and not built another one because it went sailing off of the patio Saturday evening during our snow storm. Thankfully this one did not fall a part or bust. Sunday I got it picked back up and added more weight on top of it to try to keep it from sailing off of the hill. Smile


Just to let you know how strong the wind was, it even blew over my heavy, and I mean heavy, pump in my water feature.

Pump down

Or maybe it just got tired of standing, but it is at rest now. LOL!
I really got upset when I went out and saw this mess until I remembered that I was going to have to move it to redo the pond lining this spring and paint the pump anyway, so I think it will just lay there and rest until spring.
Our white snowfall is littered with sticks, dirt and branches and it just looks awful now.
It is 9 degrees now and it is heading downward  to a minus 9 by morning with a wind chill factor that I do not even want to think about. The only thing I am thankful about now is that we do have some snow coverage to help protect the plants this time around.
This winter has reminded me and brought back memories of the snowy,cold days when I was a kid. Then it seemed this kind of weather was the norm. Then again when we were kids we did not seem to feel the cold as we do now that I am old.
I hope this winter stuff  will get it out of its system and we will have an early and beautiful spring.
You all please stay safe and warm .

Happy Gardening to those who are in the warmer regions and Happy Planning to those who are dreaming of Gardens.



Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Cold here too but no snow. I understand wind. We got hit by a blast yesterday with the cold front. I checked my garden. Everything seems to still be there.

Karen said...

Lona, I know just how you feel, the wind is ridiculous. It took the screen door out of my hands and knocked my planter off the back porch, and it is SO cold. I know how much that pump weighs; I hope nothing is broken. We're at -10 right now, windchill hovering around -30. Let's hope our furnaces keep running!!

Nadezda said...

Oh, dear! What a strong wind and storm you had! I'm glad your plants are covered with snow as mine are.
Spring is coming, only 2 months to wait.
Have a nice day, Lona!

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

I am blessed to live where I do during the winter and that's when I love to play in my gardens. If I lived up north, I'd be chomping at the bit, dreaming of warm weather and gardens full of color.

Hang in there Lona ~ winter will soon be a thing of the past for this year.

Have a great week ~ FlowerLady

Patsy said...

I sure was glad to see you on comments, been missing you.
Hope all is well and

VW said...

That is some crazy wind! Good luck making it through the rest of winter. It is snowing a lot here today, which we really need since it has been a dry winter so far. My kids are excited to make snowmen and snow forts.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

It's amazing what a good gust of wind can do. But clean snow is always better looking to me.


Martha said...

That's some strong wind!