From my windows everything looked so different covered in ice, so I decided to brave the elements and take some pictures. Crunch, crunch, crunch beneath my shoes, then slip, slip, slip....I had to be careful.
Look what I found...a winter wonderland!
Icicles hanging from the top of the pergola.
One of our tiki torches. We won't be using this for a while!
One of the Pin Oaks. The ice didn't bother Rascal at all.
The bird houses look cold on the outside, but I bet they're cozy inside!
The chairs look like they have tassels hanging on them.
The Crossvine on it's arbor.
Russian Sage...each stem is encapsulated in ice.
Poor Mockingbirds..their apples are frozen.
The Leyland Cypress branches are heavy with ice.
I thought this was a great shot...can you find all four birds? Three Cardinals... a female on the fence at left and two males on the feeder, and an Eastern Towhee on the right fence.
My daffodils are trying so hard to bloom!
Spiraea (Goldflame)...it reminds me of an ice sculpture.
Watch out little fairy or you'll slip right off that rock!
The gate looks so pretty with it's "greenery" and icicles.
I hope you enjoyed my winter wonderland. What's the weather like in your garden?
Words and photos property of Christy's Cottage Wildlife Garden.