Winterberry Farm Primitives

This blog is now devoted to gardening with native plants with a focus on those species native to the east coast of the United States. With an MS in Agricultural Science from the University of Delaware and my love of native plants, I hope to help folks see the beauty and necessity of using native plants in your garden instead of exotic plants. Did you know that our native song birds and native insects are disappearing as our local environments continue to change?
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Saturday, February 6, 2010

It's snowing!!!!

Here are some pics of our ongoing snowstorm! I am also adding a pic of where I am staying during this crazy weather! Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and New Jersey have declared states of emergency and no one is supposed to be on the roads. Hubby is stuck at work (he works at an oil refinery) and is having fun adding up those overtime hours! He has plenty of food, took extra clothes and doesn't have to shovel snow! My grandson and his friend are out shoveling snow for me and plan to make some money this weekend shoveling sidewalks and driveways for people. Fortunately, our development collects snow dues so our streets are plowed but we are up to over 30" of snow here!!! I tried to catch our Maya in a couple of the pics but she was moving too fast!!! She has been in and out all day, jumping and running through the snow drifts having a great time! I am painting the barn for the Flower Show while sitting in front of the fire! I love snow days!!!!


  1. Wow, 30" of snow! Now that is impressive!! We got about a foot. Maya is gonna be one tired doggy when the day is done.

    Stay warm!

  2. Your photos look like where I live, in northern Virginia! We're safe inside with the fireplace going. I haven't taken many photos yet because the lighting isn't that great. I'm spending time going through the blogosphere instead, and found you on Blotanical! My mom, and sister and her family live in DE and are getting the same thing! Oh, won't we all be happy for spring!!

  3. That's a lot of snow! The fire looks cozy though!

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  5. We lived in VA, and I posted some pic's of our storm too. They looks like yours.

  6. Wonderful! I know many people are tired from the snow, but we haven't had a single snowflake, that is why I am so excited to see such a beauty.

  7. Hard to believe you can get that much snow where you are but this has been one of those winters.
    I never tire of snow photos....I think they are gorgeous...such delicate gifts of nature!
    Miserable to having to clear it away but so pretty to look at.

    Stay warm! Glad hubby is staying put!
    Maybe by now he made it home???


  8. Nice blog. Enjoyed the picture of snow. It was nice going through your blog. Keep on posting.