Hi All, It's snowing! The first snow of the year here at Meadowview! Instead of making snowmen, we've got Sarracenia here making their own form of art, so I've attached a couple photos so you can see what they're up to on this snowy day, as well as a shot of the pond at Meadowview. If you look closely you can see all the ornamental plantings of Sarracenia we have growing off the banks of the pond. They're dormant and under snow, so perhaps this is a 'where's waldo?' kind of shot. But it is beautiful with all the snow here nonetheless. Nice and sticky- perfect for making snowballs to throw at the Red Maples (a tree species that we're studying for its deleterious effects on the S. purpurea native populations that grow local to Meadowview).
Here's a couple shots of S. alata covered in snow- amazing how the species is just as hardy here as any other Sarr., considering how southern its population locations are.
a whole-pot shot:
a snowy pitcher;
huddling for warmth- temp right now is 27 degrees F
As an outro, coming away from the pond, just so beautiful! Enjoy!
Hope all are staying warm; I like the snow, but still counting down the days till summer! Take care, Nick 'bluesboy'