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To me the snow brought an added demension, helped to frame the garden, and also add new interest.
I'd just love to have a reasonable quality camera and the skill to take a good photo.
Here are two examples from our garden.
Icing On The Cake.
Thank oldchippy. Yes, I agree that ivy growing in trees is not always beneficial. Wildlife may like it, but the extra weight and volume of this vigorous evergreen can act like a sail and pull down even healthy trees and branches in high wind. The extra weight of snow they carry during winter can also be too much for many to carry without damage.
Ivy can also be a thug. As always, follow teh advice 'right plant, right place' and you shouldn't go wrong.
I like the photos Eddie J. You don't always need a "quality" camera to take good photos. A good photographer with a basic camera can get some pretty good pictures.
I enjoyed a similar bird feeding frenzy this morning. After more snow yesterday evening, the local blackbirds have finally discovered the red crab apples still hanging on to a neighbours tree.
At 7.00 this morning I could hardly believe my eyes when I counted 8 blackbirds on this small crab apple tree in their front garden. Far from fighting with one another, the cold weather appears to have brought them closer together. Long may it last – well, probably until all the apples have been eaten!