The weather system that came through last night left us white with a combination of sleet and freezing rain. We don’t have it nearly so bad as our friends up north, but there are reported power outages (not in our neighborhood) and I haven’t seen a single automobile passing our house this morning (which means no newspaper).
I crunched my way around the garden to see what damage we might have experienced. I’m happy to report no broken limbs. The camellia buds seem well protected with a sheaf of ice, and the pansies will hibernate and then return.
The ‘Sky Pencil’ hollies are leaning over precariously with the weight of the ice, but I expect a warming sun will see them perk up. I may have to give them a bit of help. The ice on the muhly grass has formed a beautiful pattern.
The ten day forecast is predicting several more days of “frozen mix,” however that turns out. Thankfully, spring is just a month away.