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Winter Wonderland

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Looking outside now it is hard to believe that the picture above was just this morning. It warmed up to a still-chilly 52 degrees today and melted away last night’s magic.

It started snowing yesterday evening when the temperatures were already dancing around freezing. It continued dusting us for several hours, enough to actually accumulate. That is quite a feat here in Austin.

The snow wasn’t predicted. Instead we were supposed to hit a light freeze. I covered the more tender of the veggies beds, but left the spinach, chard, and carrots uncovered.  I was a little worried at the scene this morning, but other than a slight burn on the chard, the veggies looked pretty good this afternoon.

 Scenes from the Frontyard

Scenes from the Backyard

Can’t forget the Yard Art

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It wasn’t intentional, but somehow my back garden became almost entirely purple. I get some columbine in the spring, and some turk’s cap and betony are currently blooming, but other than that, all shades of purple.

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Buddleia — Seems “Royal Red” is purple

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Coneflowers

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Winecup

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Greg’s Mistflower

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Lamb’s Quarters

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Ruelia Nudiflora – Native Petunia

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Larkspur … in July??

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Fall Obedient Plant — in July?

Can’t believe I have Larkspur and Fall Obedient Plant blooming simultaneously

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Fresh Coat of Paint

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Found these at an Estate Sale for $5, in a faded white. A pop of color is all this back wall needed. As an added bonus, I can see them from the kitchen window.

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The flamingos had faded to a pale pink, and were getting lost in the sea of roses. Now they’re back.

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