Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year-2013-Views of the Herb Garden and a Sunny Day 'Burgh Style!

Yes, This is a Typical Sunny Day in the 'Burgh!

The Butterfly Bush Still Hangs in There!

A 'Berggarten' Sage Peaking Out!

The Always Hardy Germander!
Well, I had to remind you that this is a typical sunny day in the 'Burgh.  We usually don't have sunshine until mid January at the earliest.  I might be exaggerating a bit, but it feels like we don't have much sun in winter.  We were rate 39th out of 40 cities with the number of sunny days and I think you want to be first on that particular list.  I think the other photos are self-explanatory.  Herbs and the butterfly bush do survive even with a blanket of snow.  It's the insulating factor.  It is very cold here at the moment.  We sorta glided into the winter cold temperatures.  We are having a pork dinner tonight and I'm making it so I had better get my act together.  Hope we all have a great 2013.  Talk to you later.


Tufa Girl said...

Is your Butterfly bush a buddleia? If so, what variety? The varieties we have here mostly lose their leaves in the winter. Of course you do have some heat coming off the house to keep it a bit warmer. It looks very happy in spite of the snow.

Happy New Year!

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Brrr, it looks cold there. It was 'bee-you-tea-ful' here today. :-)

Hope you get to see some sunny skies soon.

Love and hugs ~ FlowerLady

lemonverbenalady said...

Yes, it is a buddleia and I don't know what variety it is, because it hasn't bloomed and I'm not going to let it because it shouldn't be growing where it is growing! If I had to guess it is one of the pink varieties. It might be 'Pink Delight' Happy New Year to you, TG! xxoo LVL

I'm so glad you are having great weather, FL! It is freezing here! xxoo LVL

Thanks ladies for stopping by!

Carol said...

It looks burrrrrr..... cold there too. We finally have snow here. Not much but snow. Good weather for curling up next to the fireplace :0)

lemonverbenalady said...

It is freezing, Carol! We have just enough snow to make it festive, but not dangerous! Keep warm friend. xxoo LVL

Tracey Steele@Breathing English Air said...

Here the rain continues, and the garden squelches if you go anywhere near it!
Happy New Year.

lemonverbenalady said...

We had rain before the snow came, Tracey so maybe it's crunchy now, not just squishy! Happy New Year to you dear! xxoo LVL