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February 18, 2015 / Rae Spencer

Before and After

Three days ago the yard was leafing out in anticipation of spring.

Honeysuckle Feb 14

That was before winter tightened its icy grip.

Honeysuckle Feb 17

I don’t expect the honeysuckle will sustain any permanent damage.

Honeysuckle Feb 14

Honeysuckle Feb 17

The hydrangea should also survive.

Hydrangea Feb 14

Hydrangea Feb 17

Because winter can’t hold on forever. The ice and snow will melt.

Stonecrop Feb 14

Stonecrop Feb 17

Soon I’ll be able to pry open the frozen gate and let spring edge a few steps further into the yard.

Gate Feb 17


  1. jeanryan1 / Feb 18 2015 10:37 AM

    Superb images. The one of the frozen bolt is especially evocative.

    • Rae Spencer / Feb 18 2015 8:02 PM

      The bolt is my favorite of this group! 🙂

  2. Satin Russell / Feb 27 2015 3:47 PM

    I know what you mean about winter’s icy grip! I’m in Massachusetts, and it’s been nothing but piles of snow for weeks.

    • Rae Spencer / Feb 27 2015 4:08 PM

      I’m always grumpy about winter, this time of year, but this winter has been particularly cruel. I hope everything melts soon! (Except, of course, in places where it’s not supposed to melt…)

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