Here in middle Tennessee we are getting a reminder that winter is not ready to leave us just yet. Yesterday and today we've had snow and sleet. This little guy says it all.
The gardens have been blanketed by about an inch of snow. Not enough to fully cover everything, but I have to admit it is pretty!
The snow always seems to bring more birds out. My hubby went out to make sure all the feeders were full! On the bench in the foreground you can see the Mockingbird waiting for his new apple!
Of course he had three of his helpers with him!
We always have Blue Jays in the garden, but today they were everywhere! This was also the first time I'd seen a Jay eat some apple. Unfortunately, I was not quick enough with the camera to capture the shot!
The peanut feeder is just to the right of this structure. They were waiting for my hubby to fill it!
Look closely...the two Mockingbirds are facing off over the apples.
As you've seen before, we have a lot of Cardinals!
Now even though it was snowing and sleeting yesterday, my hubby and I went to the Nashville Lawn and Garden Show. I look forward to this event every year. I bought one Bartzilla Tree Peony, six Salvias and eight Daylilys. Then we visited Home Depot where I bought an "Emerald Heights" Distylium (evergreen Witch Hazel). Next was Bates Nursery (my personal favorite) where I bought two Sonic Bloom Red Weigelas. They are all waiting patiently in the garage until April 15th (our last frost date) when they will be planted! We laughed and laughed because it was so funny to be buying shrubs as the snow and sleet beat down on us!! I think I'm obsessed with gardening....and that's not a bad thing!
Words and Photos Property of Christy's Cottage Wildlife Garden.