In summer we garden, in winter we dream...
And today was particularly good for dreaming! It snowed pretty much all day, soft fat flakes which fell gently until a gust of wind suddenly blew them all sideways like a curtain. I went out and wandered around, dreaming, enjoying the soft air and the romantic look of the trees half hidden by the falling snow.
And the small trees, so tender, so hopeful, so noticeable now as they never are in the summer.
year, I must think more about the overall structure of my garden.
Should that cedar clump go? Where should I put the yellow-fruited
crabapple I absolutely must get... does that level of the hillside need
to be a little higher... can I get used to those grasses that look
miserable all winter or is it time for a massive excavation project...
ah, the pleasures of dreaming, with none of the actual
I wish you all the best for 2017, and hope you will have time for garden dreaming.
Happy New Year!
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
I hope you are all enjoying this Christmas season as much as I am! The snow is beautiful, the garden is safely asleep. All my pottery orders for this year are done and I have many plans for next year. While I miss my late husband very much, I am taking joy in the visits of dear friends and much-loved family. As I decorate the house with pine boughs and oak leaves, deep brown cones and Santas collected over the years, I am aware of how blessed I am in my life here in the woods.
I wish I could share it with all of you; meanwhile, I wish you all a very Merry Christmas, and a very Bright and Happy New Year.