I didn’t think this winter was so hard for deer. January 1st the ground was bare, and the snow hasn’t been been that deep since then. Yet, as I walked out the door Monday I noticed ice and snow chunks littered the walk that had been cleaned. We had had no snow. Then I noticed all the edges around the walk, including the one in the header of this blog, were shadowed with deer tracks, or the snow gone, dug down to the ground. Those critters had uncovered all the phlox and hens & chicks in the header photo and ate them! No telling what will be left by spring. Gardening is always a struggle.

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