That's the question that came to me the other night as walked outside and noted how quiet everything was. It might have been the late hour - everyone was home from work and the sun was set. It might have been the rain - every sound seems to become dampened in the wet. Finally I knew what it was....there was no wind!
I had become so used to the blowing and rattling of leaves and branches that it was so different for things to be very still and calm.
As timing and luck would have it I am making a post with snow again - get used to it because it will become more common from now 'til spring. The snow we had before did disappear - really.
We are on the lucky side of things...no blizzard with 50 inches here. Just rain and now a small amount of snow.
There are some awards for plants that have stayed around longest through the frosts...raspberries (can't wait 'til next year when we get to harvest them).
Curly parsley has proven fairly hardy as well.
The swiss chard near the house has also survived.
Thanks for stopping by and let me know...how to you know when it is really quiet?