New Year’s Eve sunrise

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Image of snowy apple tree at sunrise
For those of you who think my snowdrops will shortly be rocketing from the earth and bursting into bloom: fear not. The snow came back. More predicted tomorrow.

Happy New Year.

About the Author

Kathy Purdy is a colchicum evangelist, converting unsuspecting gardeners into colchicophiles. She would be delighted to speak to your group about colchicums or other gardening topics. Kathy’s been writing since 4th grade, gardening since high school, and blogging since 2002.

Now, the digging and dividing of perennials, the general autumn cleanup and the planting of spring bulbs are all an act of faith. One carries on before the altar of delayed gratification, until the ground freezes and you can’t do any more other than refill the bird feeder and gaze through the window, waiting for the snow. . . . Meanwhile, it helps to think of yourself as a pear tree or a tulip. You will blossom spectacularly in the spring, but only after the required period of chilling.

~Adrian Higgins in The Washington Post, November 6, 2013

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Zoey January 15, 2008, 9:06 am

That is a beautiful winter picture!

Shady Gardener January 9, 2008, 7:51 pm

Beautiful photograph!

Nicole January 7, 2008, 5:08 pm

Just beautiful and ethereal.

Curtis January 5, 2008, 9:52 am

Icy and wonderful photo Kathy. It does look like a painting.

Kylee January 4, 2008, 1:40 am

Gorgeous photo! It looks muh like a painting! Happy New Year to you Kathy!

susan harris January 2, 2008, 5:41 pm

Thank you for that photo!!! And Happy New Year and keep up the good work, too. Susan

Mr. McGregor's Daughter January 2, 2008, 4:51 pm

Happy New Year! The colors in that photo are wonderfully subtle. Not that I need to look at any snow pictures – we’ve got over a foot of the stuff now.

lisa January 2, 2008, 3:07 pm

Beautiful, serene picture! Happy New Year!

Dave January 2, 2008, 10:23 am

That is a fantastic picture! It would look great as a January picture in a calendar. It would be nice to have at least one snowfall that beautiful down here in Tennessee this winter! Happy New Year to you also!

Cynthia January 2, 2008, 10:02 am

Happy 2008 to you and yours! It is even cold enough this morning to snow here in the deep southwest, but it will be back in the 50’s this afternoon. It will not be long till I’ll be out trimming back my salvia and sages. Keep warm and busy while you plan for warmer days. Spring will come!

CurtissAnn January 2, 2008, 9:25 am

What a beautiful picture! All of the pictures are beautiful. Of course all that snow looks so lovely from down here, much further south, where we hope to warm up today!

I love the picket fence idea, too!

Linda MacPhee-Cobb January 1, 2008, 10:33 pm

That’s a beautiful picture!

Tyler Allison January 1, 2008, 9:39 pm

I took/blogged about a similar picture but just shortly after sunset on the 31st. I don’t have the get-up-and-go to see the sunrise 🙂

Robin (Bumblebee) January 1, 2008, 7:23 pm

Hi Kathy,

Happy New Year to you too! I’m looking forward to reading more online (and in print) from you in 2008. I’m also looking forward to your Purdyville updates. Fascinating!

–Robin (Bumblebee)

Carol January 1, 2008, 4:57 pm

Happy New Year to you as well. I had no fear of ‘skyrocketing snowdrops’ in your garden. I remember your snowy posts from last winter AND spring!

Carol, May Dreams Gardens