1 The entire region was blanketed heavy fog.
2 Speaking of blankets, the burlapping has begun on the terrace hedges. Draping and hand-sewing burlap over bamboo framework protects the plants from freezing winds and heavy snow.
3 More bamboo framework - This path leads down to the stable, which could not be seen.
4 This is the boxwood hedge surrounding the herbaceous peony garden. Soon, it too, will be burlapped.
5 A view of my house
6 This is the garden behind the Summer House, which was recently planted with hundreds of lilies and allium.
7 This is the large in-ground birdbath, which has finally collected some rainwater. You can begin to see the outline of the stable in the distance.
8 Walking towards the stable
9 Two of my Sicilian miniature donkeys, Rufus and Clive - Clive doesn't look too white.
10 Well, that would explain why! Like many mammals, equines love rolling in the mud.
11 These two weeping cherry trees have very nice form.
12 Looking from one end of the stable to the other
13 The stable courtyard with the carriage house and property office building
14 A front view of the stable
15 The same pathway as before, looking up towards my non-visible house
16 Standing at the stable end of the boxwood allee - The large stone on the left is used as a horse mounting block. I brought it here when I moved from my Turkey Hill property.
17 The beehives were moved behind the stable for the winter. They receive sun throughout the day here and the stone wall provides good wind protection. The hives were wrapped in roofing paper to help keep out the cold.
18 A view through the linden allee
19 Betsy and Sasa emerged through the fog.
20 Another view of the stable
21 A stand of tall white pines
22 This is the heated greenhouse where many tropical plants survive the harsh winter.
23 The vegetable garden and the chicken coops beyond
24 A stand of metasequoia, or dawn redwood, which have dropped all their needles
25 More tall white pines
26 A road leading to the woods
27 A stand of beech trees, most still with leaves
28 The boxwood allee looking towards the stable - Where is it?
29 The pin oak allee with the equipment barn on the left
30 This is the pinetum, which is growing quite well and was recently planted with new specimens.
31 The blueberry pergola - The plastic bird netting was just removed and placed in storage.
32 The vegetable greenhouse - Produce grows in the ground in this minimally heated space. Seeds are sprouting nicely in here.
33 The equipment barn
34 The long pergola with some new additions.
35 These are six wisteria vines that were recently brought here from my East Hampton garden, which is going through a re-design. I plan on having another pergola constructed in the spring for the wisteria to grow upon.
36 A view of the little basket house with reddish bald cypress needles carpeting the ground.
37 The back side of the main greenhouse, head house, and shade pergola
38 This is the front entrance of the greenhouse.
39 Off to the side of the greenhouse is this stand of fastigiate oak trees. Fastigiate means, having erect and almost parallel branches tapering toward the top.
40 Black raspberry canes on their wire supports
41 The cutting garden with a structure known as the hay barn beyond
42 The wonderful structure of a weeping beech and the large cast iron fire pit, with my house in the background
43 An old apple tree and quince tree next to the corn crib
44 The apple tree has a hollow trunk and critters were going inside and damaging the tree. An apple wood log was placed in the hole to keep animals out, preventing further damage.
45 Looking towards my house
46 Next to the house is the flower room kitchen, carport, and blog studio building.
47 Near the front gate is the gym garage, with my gym upstairs.
48 Next to the gym garage is the little tenant house, where Alexis, Jude, and Truman stayed at Thanksgiving.
49 Another look at the basket house and that red carpet of bald cypress needles