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Jewel in the snow


Jewel in the snow

On this side of the garden the snow is nearly 2 inches deep and frozen but somehow this little gem has appeared!



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That's a gorgeous photo, such a contrast between the dark petals and the snow!

2 Apr, 2013

 

Just look at that! A fabulous photo, Sticki :-)

2 Apr, 2013

 

that is a beautiful photograph, I love the colour, very pretty. :O)

2 Apr, 2013

 

Just shows what nature can do. And we think we're clever!

2 Apr, 2013

 

A little beauty Sicki. :-)

2 Apr, 2013

 

many thanks louisa, melchi, oliveoil, worthy and surreylad ~ just happened to notice it this afternoon and would you believe it the sun came out!!!

2 Apr, 2013

 

Beautiful shot Sticki :o)

2 Apr, 2013

 

wow ST ! amazing !! one for the gallery this !!!

2 Apr, 2013

 

Thank you neellan and bampy!.........just lucky how the sun hit it!

2 Apr, 2013

 

that is so beautiful!

2 Apr, 2013

 

wow fabulous pic Sticki...:>)

2 Apr, 2013

 

great picture beautiful colour :)))))

3 Apr, 2013

 

Isn't that amazing! So beautiful....we can see how frozen that snow is...that's one brave and strong flower!

3 Apr, 2013

 

Wonderful picture :o) Hope your icy-snow clears soon though!

3 Apr, 2013

 

ah yes, jewel indeed

3 Apr, 2013

amy
Amy
 

A stunning photo Sticki , such an amazing contrast in colour :o)

3 Apr, 2013

 

Very pretty and a tough wee flower!
How's the snow now?

3 Apr, 2013

 

many many thanks everyone, i suppose its more like ice than snow ~ snice?? its frozen hard!
thanks Geranium gem, its going slowly!
its not shining quite so brightly today stevie!
thanks amy ~ i like contrasts so maybe thats why i noticed it?

snow is still here lulu ~ across about a third of the garden, some of it 2 or 3 inches deep!

3 Apr, 2013

 

LOL@snice
nothingsniceaboutit LOL

THE ICE!! I'm referring to the ice!

3 Apr, 2013

 

true FH unless you are a skater!

3 Apr, 2013

 

:)
not for years

3 Apr, 2013

 

only been skating once!!

3 Apr, 2013

 

as a Canadian I think it's mandatory :)
just joking...that's what we did as kids in the winter time...almost everyone had ice rinks in the backyard. We would be on the ice for hours on end, only going inside to get 'dry' clothing & right back out again till it was dark.
No such thing as video games back then. First video game I ever owned wasn't till I was around 19-20...remember Atari? We played a game called 'Pong' on it.

3 Apr, 2013

 

Ah yes! I remember that one! no tv till i was 14 either but no ice either :-(

3 Apr, 2013

 

Fantastic capture, poor brave little bloom....

3 Apr, 2013

 

What a beautiful coloured crocus. We still have a little snow in the back garden but most of it has melted today although the wind has been extremely cold. I did go out and empty one or two of the pots that were cracked, and did a bit of tidying round the garden. Bought some wallflowers, violas and a Fatsia.

3 Apr, 2013

 

thanks DD ~ i like that title ~ brave little bloom

thanks linda, i like that colour too; i have a fatsia ~ it has survived the winter but the fatshedera is not so happy ~ its lost all its leaves :-(((

there is still 3 inches on that side of the garden but its beginning to go.

3 Apr, 2013

 

Wow, stunning Sticki! Fabulous dark colour...just beautiful

3 Apr, 2013

 

thanks janey, i went to look at it today but it didnt open as wide ~ not as sunny maybe?

3 Apr, 2013

 

Oh! no TV...we had one but weren't allowed to watch it much! Dad would only let us watch Charlie Brown specials (he loved Snoopy). After he left (when I was about 10) then I could watch it whenever I wanted to :)

5 Apr, 2013

 

nope no tv! and only got one then cos someone gave a broken one to my brother and he mended it! but very strict about what we could watch, mainly news i think and probably upstairs downstairs!

5 Apr, 2013

 

they knew what they were doing!
2 of my 3 kids hardly ever watch it now

7 Apr, 2013

 

Triumph over adversity !! Brilliant photo Sticki...;)

7 Apr, 2013

 

I don't watch much either floralhead!

Thanks BB, that would be a good name for this crocus!

7 Apr, 2013

 

Aye...it would...;)

7 Apr, 2013

 

:-))

7 Apr, 2013

 

What a lush satiny purple.
Beautiful!

8 Apr, 2013

 

Thanks mouldy! That sounds almost like the beginning of a poem!

8 Apr, 2013

 

do you still have snow?

9 Apr, 2013

 

It finally disappeared yesterday floralhead!

9 Apr, 2013

 

great!...we're supposed to get some Friday, I hope they're wrong about it :)

10 Apr, 2013

 

i hope so too ~ April is far too late for snow!!!

[there is still snow further up the hill in the shade! possibly where it drifted?]

10 Apr, 2013

 

or where the sun doesn't shine all day? My yard is like that, the left side always seems to be the last place the snow melts

10 Apr, 2013

 

it was interesting watching the pattern of where the snow melted first ~ i took several photos ~ it wasnt always what i expected but now i know the sunniest parts of the garden!

10 Apr, 2013

 

April is not unheard of for having snowfall here, actually I think it's 'normal' for here
here's some facts!

When Windsor Has Its First & Last Snowfalls


The first snowfall of winter for Windsor often arrives in November, but can show up as early as October.
The season's last snowfall typically happens in March or April, although a late snow can land in May.
Windsor is normally free of snow every year from June to September.

copied from this site:

http://www.currentresults.com/Weather/Canada/Ontario/Places/windsor-snowfall-totals-snow-accumulation-averages.php#d

10 Apr, 2013

 

Poetry?
Heaven forfend! :-D
It snowed here this morning, still, we are on the same latitude as Moscow, believe it or not!

10 Apr, 2013

 

i hadnt realised quite how long you get snow for ~ looks like we are getting a similar pattern! lets hope they sort out a bit more grit and gritters for the roads!!

not a poet mouldy? im sure you could turn your hand to writing poems if you wanted!

10 Apr, 2013

 

Well, there's no word in the English language that rhymes with purple, so that rules me out.
Someone once used 'burple', would you believe? Lol.

12 Apr, 2013

 

i quite like that word ~ bit like a blank tile in scramble ~ insert your own meaning!

sounds like something Roald Dahl or the BFG would use?

found this:

'hurple rhymes with purple
curple rhymes with purple

hurple is a scottish word.
still used in scotland.
it means to hobble.
or walk with a limp.

curple is a strap under the girth
of a horses saddle
to stop the saddle kicking forward'

12 Apr, 2013

 

The lady's a poet
and didn't know it!
Hurple? Scottish?
Probably some author trying to sneak a new word in.
Shakespeare & Chaucer did a lot of that, as I recall. Lol.

14 Apr, 2013

 

Could well be! I found it on google somewhere! Probably only useful to struggling poets and scrabble addicts!

14 Apr, 2013

 

Curple? I only know of a crupper, which fits around the top of the horse's tail and fixes to the back of the saddle. Wherever is the other end of the curple??

14 Apr, 2013

 

sorry melchi i have no idea ~ i dont know anything about horses!

oh ............. google/wiktionary says its a corruption of the word 'crupper'

14 Apr, 2013

 

What's a crupper?
Anyone got a feeling where this is heading? ;-)

15 Apr, 2013

 

where its heading? round in circles i think!!

"curple is a strap under the girth
of a horses saddle
to stop the saddle kicking forward"

but i had never heard of it before!

or are we heading for a limerick or poem?

15 Apr, 2013

 

A crupper is a leather loop which slips under the horse's tail (not as painful as it sounds, judging by the horse's reaction!). It is buckled to metal loops at the back of the saddle. The description of the curple sounds eye-watering to me, because if it fits around the girth, it comes from under the horse's middle! I suppose it might be fixed to the girth where it is buckled to the saddle, near the top of the stirrup leather, but it sounds very strange to me. ("Stop me if I'm getting too technical..."!) Oh dear - I really should get out more...

15 Apr, 2013

 

sounds as if it might take the poor horse's tail off if he gallops too fast?

15 Apr, 2013

 

Aren't some made of steel, though, Melchisdec?

15 Apr, 2013

 

probably on a roundabout horse!!!

15 Apr, 2013

 

Well if they are they are covered in leather! They sound like instruments of torture. (We are still talking about cruppers, I assume!)

15 Apr, 2013

 

Lol.

16 Apr, 2013



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