It started and then stopped. Then we got hit with a second round. Still, all in all not that bad, but more freezing rain and sleet, with a little bit of snow thrown in. ©2019 Michael Roseberry. Photos taken with Nikon D3300. Thank you to our sponsor! Continue reading Winter Storm Gia. Round II
Well, more like Wimper Storm Gia where I live. We got a bit of snow, then cold freezing rain set in, making everything slushy on the ground, and leaving the trees covered in a thin layer of ice. Pretty, but more of a nuisance actually. I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I was hoping for a full-on assault. If this hadn’t changed to rain … Continue reading Winter Storm Gia
I’ve been posting to my blog, Yardifacts, for a little over four years now. Not once did I stray away from the main topic, gardening, or closely knitted to the garden in some form or other. Then I meet this English bloke. Well, met online. In the form of a blog. A strange blog. But he made me laugh out loud, which to my surprise, … Continue reading I am it. I’ve been tagged.
What was supposed to be a dusting, they said on Wednesday, turned out to drop 12″ (30cm) of the white stuff on us in about 12 hours. I’ll be digging out today for sure. Copyright 2019 Michael Roseberry. Some photos taken with Nikon D3300. Continue reading Winter Storm Diego
Yesterday saw this come in very quick and leave a little slower, but all was gone by this morning, leaving only temps in the mid 20s and a very heavy frost. “They” say more is on the way this weekend. Copyright 2019 Michael Roseberry. Some photos taken with Nikon D3300. Continue reading First snow of the season
Time to get serious. Time for everything to simplify. Time for everything to hibernate. Life is shutting down for the next three or so months, taking a much-needed rest. We’ve had some very cold rains as of late, making the mood in the garden a solemn one along with a few mornings in the upper 20s, which has sped up the transition from autumn … Continue reading Solemnity unbound
‘Tis the time once again where everything must die or go dormant. The bursts of color are in some ways pleasing and others, sad. The bright colors signal the end of the growing season and are a joy to witness. On the other hand, for those of us that enjoy working in the yard, growing things from seed, bringing things to life, it is rather sad. … Continue reading Autumnal feelings
“Notice that autumn is more the season of the soul than of nature.” Friedrich Nietzsche The anxiety one feels when someone or something is late is palpable. Autumn this year seems infuriatingly slow to rear its head. As of October 31, only a few of the leaves here have changed into their fleeting array of autumnal colors. Most leaves on the trees are still green, albeit tattered and worn from … Continue reading Season of the Soul
Most people start out with Phalaenopsis orchids or Moth orchids. These are found at most grocery stores, hardware stores, and flower shops. Sometimes they come in unreal colors like blue or bright pink or even green. These are actually white Phalaenopsis that have been injected with a dye. If you are able to keep it alive and able to get it to re-bloom, they will … Continue reading The best starter orchid?
Virginia. We never know what is coming next. Weather-wise, that is. One minute it is hot, the next it’s cold. One minute you are having the most rain ever recorded, the next you are living through what seems like the visit to the surface of Mercury. We just made it out of our second Hurricane of the season, Hurricane Michael. While, if I really had … Continue reading Ahhh, the Virginia climate…