Daily Archives: August 16, 2011

Winter or spring?

We very rarely experience snow falling where we live but for the past two days we have had some very cold weather, straight off the Antarctic ice shelf which has delivered several heavy snow falls.

At the same time there are signs of spring in the garden. One of them is the branches on the Japanese maple turning rich red.

Here is the tree showing its determination for new growth under the burden of icy droplets formed by the falling snow.