Tuesday, January 18, 2011

What's blooming around the pond...

...haha! Gotcha! For those that know I live in New Jersey, were you scratching your head?! Life around the pond is non existent...at least above the surface. The only flowers I'm growing now are the indoor variety. Paperwhites, amaryllis and poinsettias. They keep us gardeners from going stir crazy, right?

A cozy picture of Lacey, looking out at the pond. See that bear in the distance?

Here he is close up. Our pond protector! A carving we won from a raffle at the New Hampshire Craftsman's Fair back in August.

Pond? What pond? Our 11x16 pond is completely ice and snow covered. Well, except for the bubbler creating oxygen for the kois. Keep your fingers crossed for me that the family of 8 are all accounted for come April. And notice the little footprints leading to the water? They're not mine!

These dried ornamental grasses are pretty waving in the wind...

A sunflower...

...that's winter hardy!

A splash of red and pink glass...

Chasing a sunset a few days ago, I had to hit the brakes hard as 3 deer darted right in my path and as I looked up the hill, I saw a fourth. She was probably saying "hurry up, the view up here is amazing!". A heart racing moment, but, knowing me, I just went for the camera.

We all know how time crawls when we're staring at the clock, but, I can't help it...I'm starting my countdown for Spring! Just don't hit the snooze button!


  1. shut up Lynn ! :) These photos are gorgeous...that night vision deer? Wow! Just wow! Love the bear, too
    Got my countdown to spring goin' girl :)

  2. These photos are just wonderful...a deer in the headlights...cool! Counting down is a virus that's going around, lol.

  3. Hi Lynn. Your grasses and winter hardy flowers look pretty standing in the glistening white. What a gorgeous sunset and the deer is fantastic shots.

  4. Beautiful pictures. And your bear is very sweet. Glad he's there to guard the pond.

  5. I like your idea of puttting up some decoration in the snow :-D Those glass flowers make the landscape look interesting. But... err... you mean the kois are still in the pond?

  6. Thanks, Rene! Thanks for the Spring Counter on FB...so we're officially at 58 days...YAY!!!

    Hi Darla! I envy your warm winters in FLA but I understand it's been cold down there, too! Nice to see you, thanks!

    Hey Lona! White, white everywhere here! And a few more inches added last night! It is pretty though ;)

  7. Happy New Year, Sandy! I love your picture!
    We have a collection of 3 bear carvings now around the yard...they are fun!

    Those 'flowers' were left there from summer...I was lazy to store them but they DO pop in the field of white snow. Great to see you, Steph! ;)

  8. Lynn you are too funny! Love your winter decorations and hope those footprints are from the bear just getting a drink while protecting the pond. ;-) The sunset is gorgeous as is the silhouette of the deer. We don't see sunrises and sunsets anymore living up here with all these tall trees and I certainly miss them. The other morning I had to leave early and it was so beautiful and me without my camera. It had been awful and foggy up our way so I didn't think there would be any pictures to get - NOT! I was soooooo upset. Hope I learned my lesson.

  9. I'm glad to hear that I am not the only one pulling my car over to catch a beautiful sunset! Yours is gorgeous! I feel like winter sunsets are often fabulous.

  10. wow are you ever under cover! I wonder what made its way to the pond? I was surprised to not see the daylilies in your header - but spring will be here soon enough.

  11. Hey Linda! I know that feeling! And I DID learn my lesson...lol!

    Thanks, Robin, and I absolutely agree!

    Wendy, my friend! How are you?! Did you plan a date for the Philly Flower Show yet? Let me know, ok?

  12. What a nice time I had here! Enjoy the rest of your winter... so, who was it that entered the hole into your pond?

  13. The winter decorations are great, I hope they remain up all summer. The flowers will stand out in the snow and give the blank slate sparkle.

    I love sparkle.

  14. Hey, Lynn. I couldn't find you on Facebook with the info you left me, unless you've gone blonde. The Sorry Gardener is on FB publicly but my personal FB account is locked down 'cause I'm shy. Email me here so we can connect: thesorrygardener@gmail.com.

  15. What a lovely bunch of photos! I love the one of the deer. That bear is cool!

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