Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Winter has arrived in Americus at the Americus Garden Inn

Greetings from a very chilly Americus Georgia. The temperature on the porch is, as you can see, in the 30's. Definitely cold for here. Yesterday, it was cold but the sun was shining. I just got a new camera and decided to try some test shots. This is the view from the parking area. You can see the October glory red maple still shows lots of color and the ruby lorapetalum appears to be almost purple.
The bald cypress is almost bald for the winter.
Looking towards the gazebo in the far corner of the garden you can see that the bloodgood maple has lost most of its leaves.
Although it was rather chilly, in the sun it was comfortable. Here is Squeaky soaking up some rays.
Today, it is overcast and feels much colder than yesterday. You can see by Kitten's expression that she is not happy today. It might have to do with the fact that the fish in the pond are down towards the bottom and she can't reach that far...
Rufus, on the other hand, was chasing the dead leaves and having quite a good time.
The red dragon Japanese maple has not lost its leaves just yet, but the monkey grass around it is starting to turn yellow. The sago palms still look gorgeous.
A different view from the parking area into the garden shows that the red rocket crepe myrtles have lost all their foliage. The magnolias look great.
It may be a little cold for strolling the garden, but, it is never too cold to snuggle on the swing.

This view of the garden shows the curly filbert has no leaves, the day lilies are gone, the weeping cherry is bare, but, the Leyland cypress and cryptomeria are beautiful.
A view of the other planter on the path towards the gazebo.

With so many plants going into hibernation, it is nice to see the paperwhites coming forward all around the yard.
And, the gardenia by the porch entrance has new buds.
We have been fostering 2 very affectionate kitties that our neighbors left behind when they moved, Cinderella and Thumbelina ("Lena" is her nickname). If anyone has room in their home for 2 adorable companions, please let us know.

This is Cinderella asking me to give her some attention.
And here is Lena. Aren't they cute?
Thank you for your visit to the Americus Garden Inn blog. Hope you are staying nice and warm on this very chilly day. Wish you were here.

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