The Ericaceous Garden, Monday morning after the blizzard. URI Botanical Gardens
Lots of snow, many sadly broken trees on campus as well as all over South County. White pines and arborvitae seems to have taken the worst hit.
And around town:
White pine across road, in wires, West Kingston. (2/9/13)
And yet another… (2/9/13)
Unstable utility pole, Dale Carlia corner, Wakefield. photo courtesy of South County Independent
The greenhouses did not lose heat or electricity! (Electricity was turned off for a few hours in order to make repairs to other lines.) At one point, it became really warm in the greenhouses when the vents couldn’t open and the heat was still going but overall we came out of the blizzard unharmed.
Horridge Conservatory, Monday 2/11. URI Botanical Gardens
Anxiously awaiting the return of electricity (and running water) at home!
Winter Greetings from the URI Botanical Garden! The blizzard conditions didn’t leave each twig delicately coated like a silent snow does, but the wind sculpted the tiny flakes into something otherworldly. Drifts past my knees fall away to almost bare ground. It’s hard to tell how much snow actually fell but the rumor is 10.8 inches.
I love how a snowstorm will change the way everything looks overnight.