Tuesday, January 17, 2017


Night time snowfall 

Like his garden this old gardener has been.........dormant, yes that is how I shall describe my absence.
I have received some very kind inquiries as to my well being, my being is doing well at this time. Having gone through a third surgery for bladder cancer, a dose of chemo when they removed the third and hopefully last tumor. This experience sort of knocked the wind out of me and found myself slowing down a bit, ignoring the gardens and greenhouse. Winter has set in and even tonight as I sit here typing snow is falling, expected to cover everything with four inches of snow that will shut us indoors for yet a while longer since the last storm that brought the whole city to a halt.

Monkey Puzzle tree covered with snow

In the morning light we soon discovered the expected four inches had grown to twelve inches of snow. After my morning cuppa the first line of duty was to refresh the frozen hummingbird feeders.
As I stepped out on the walkway the little Anna's hummingbirds scolded me for keeping them waiting. Some things never go dormant.

It's so amazing how quiet the world becomes with a blanket of snow.


  1. I'm so glad to see you posting again. I hope you're recovering your strength and feeling better. It will be spring before you know it.

    Take care of yourself!

  2. Yes, good to have you back, and recovering. What a lot of snow!

  3. Goog to see you posting again and thank you for your email. I trust things go well from now on.

    Lovely to see photos of snow. We don't get snow here. It has been in the very late 20's or early 30's Centigrade for some time now. A drought is about to be declared. Take care.

  4. I thought it must be something serious. I am so sorry to hear this.
    May God bless and heal you. ♥

  5. Dear Doc, hopefully that's goodbye to all tumours and better times are ahead. This is the time to just hunker down, with a blanket of snow outside to prompt you to put your feet up with a blanket inside while you make a steady return to good health. Wishing you all the best.

  6. The top pic looks like the set from Waiting for Godot - on ice.

  7. I am sorry - I wrote the first comment before reading down about your illness. I didn't mean to be flippant.

  8. Glad to hear from you. Wishing you a continued good reports and a return to gardening and timely feeder refreshing.

  9. I'm sorry to read about your health problems, it's a hard thing to come to terms with but just keep pressing on. Your snow looks nice and I find it a joy for a short time, until the novelty wears off. Anyway it's jolly nice to read something from you again.