|The grape arbor at the back deck looks healthy,|
|and terrific tulip and tarragon.|
|Salvaged strawberry plants from last year's bed look strong...|
|but these pansies tell a different story,|
|and some of the 250 tiny little strawberry crowns I planted last week can still be seen reaching for the sky, but barely. Not all survived. :/|
|In spite of bitterly cold temperatures, the gorgeous grapes in the vineyard are still growing,|
|and this young white Edelweiss grapevine seems hardy.|
|Meanwhile, this year's garden plants wait out the cold spell in our loft-turned-greenhouse,|
|and our herbs are looking herbaliscious except for the sweet basil, already frost-bitten last week!|
feeling helpless, I asked Chris what else we could do. He simply said an age-old line,
"Man proposes, but God disposes."
Really, Chris, that's the best you can do?
It feels like Mother Nature said, "OOPS! I forgot all about giving you winter. Here! How's this?!"
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