Sunday, January 9, 2011

Weather and such

What is a garden blogger to blog about in the winter but the weather?  Even though I love gardening, I also love the winter and the snow that comes with the colder temperatures.  My theory is that if it has to be cold outside, it might as well be white rather than brown!  I have often wondered if people born in the winter are more apt to be winter lovers themselves....
I have been watching the weather all day, hoping that the weather will soon be headlined with some sort of winter weather advisory, storm watch, etc.  So far nothing...  The plains and south seem to be active with winter weather.  Send it here!
Snow is a benefit to the garden as well by providing insulation to plants and soil from the bitterly cold temperatures as well as providing water when it melts.
I am stocked up on bird seed for my multiple feathered friends who will find it more difficult to find food during the snowy times.  I think that most of the birds in the area are visiting my feeders by the amount of seed I have been putting out.  Chickadees, cardinals, dark eyed juncos, sparrows, finches, tufted titmice, and blue jays have all been seen recently.
With any luck, starting tomorrow night, they snow will begin to fly here in Illinois as well.  This gardener is on winter break and is ready to play!

3 comments:

Jazzie Casas said...

After all of the cold months, most garden lovers are probably ready to start thinking about the coming planting season. The good news is that there are projects that can be done during the winter in preparation for the coming spring.







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Z said...

Gardening makes Earth better. I like your blog and the pictures. They are so nice. I'm waiting for the spring with you.

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Corner Gardener Sue said...

I am not a fan of winter, but I do agree that if it's going to be cold, we may as well have some snow. I was tickled that we got a little over 6 inches. I hope you get more than the 3 inches.

Oh, and I like the name of your blog, too.