We've been having a spurt of warm weather along with rain that washed away most of the snow cover in the garden. But we'd had enough heavy snow cover that most plants were smushed and smashed when I took a little stroll around the garden yesterday. I found a few things that still looked good. I think it may be because they were newly planted last year and are not very tall. The mature versions of the Arum Italicum and ferns are all broken and dreadful looking.
Arum italicum 'Ghost' with Bergenia
Helleborus buds pushing up
This morning we woke to a completely different scene in the front garden . . .
and the back garden.
Mark took the distance shots from inside and then went out to capture more views. While he was out he talked to a city worked who was in front of our house. Turns out a water main broke at the top of the hill a few houses west of us on our street. It will take them 3-5 hours to repair it. They're shutting the water off soon so we filled some bucket and pitchers with water so we have it if we need it. It's starting to snow again along with some thunder and lightening. Gotta love those public employees who are out working in such unpleasant conditions.