Snow Day On Elm Street

The quiet of our first snow of the year (actually the first snow we’ve had for two or three years) arrived last night and we woke to a garden and grounds blanketed in white.  Even though the snow is not deep and does not quite cover everything, it still transforms all that it touches.

 

So for those of us to whom this soft covering of our grounds is a novelty, here are pictures of Elm Street Gardens in the snow.

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The snow started coming down last night well after dark.  

The snow started coming down last night well after dark.  

A similar view in the morning after.  

A similar view in the morning after.  

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A view from the main floor of the house of the formal garden.  Such gardens were often part of the landscaping in the 1840's and were meant to be viewed from above in the house.  This way, formally attired ladies did not have to soil their skirts on the ground but could still enjoy the garden.

A neighbor snapped this picture of the house as she took her morning walk.

A neighbor snapped this picture of the house as she took her morning walk.

A Currey & Company faux bois  bench is ornamented but unfazed by the snow.

A Currey & Company faux bois  bench is ornamented but unfazed by the snow.

The old tool shed has its act cleaned up by the snow.

The old tool shed has its act cleaned up by the snow.

The garden beds are all white and it's not just the row covers that make it so.  

The garden beds are all white and it's not just the row covers that make it so.  

A view across the top end of the garden beds toward the back of the house.

A view across the top end of the garden beds toward the back of the house.

The very back of the property, looking toward the retention ponds, takes on a whole new look with a bit of snow.

The very back of the property, looking toward the retention ponds, takes on a whole new look with a bit of snow.

Snow is already starting to slide off the hoop house structures. The area under the trees should be filled with daffidils soon.  

Snow is already starting to slide off the hoop house structures. The area under the trees should be filled with daffidils soon.  

We laugh and call this our "summer office" as it provides a nice shady spot to rest for a minute when the muscadine vines are fully leafed.  Not so cozy on a snow day though.

We laugh and call this our "summer office" as it provides a nice shady spot to rest for a minute when the muscadine vines are fully leafed.  Not so cozy on a snow day though.

15 Elm Street, Sparta, GA