So far, to say the least, our winter has been very mild. But, I am reserving any opinion on the remaining days of the season...because, a person never knows!
The yard, garden and surrounding landscape definitely sports customary winter garb - bare tree branches in full focus (deciduous leaves long gone), greys and browns the dominant colors.
|Muhgo pine, yucca, bamboo and a bit of iris|
But, there is still a lot of green to satisfy my passion for color; even a bit of red (berries) and pale yellow (some daffodils have already displayed the beginning of the flower buds - this is early even for my garden).
I like to take the typical short days and cooler temperatures of the season to remain inside and do inside stuff - read, write, quilt, cleaning (when I finally get the urge), and even relax. But, this year is different. The weather, for the most part, frequently encouraged me outside to continue with garden clean-up (affectionately known to me as 'make neat'). The plants are not growing (much), but even at rest, there are plenty of yard chores. On really nice days, I am still able to hang laundry out to dry. Motorcycle rides - never really stopped.
My question....what happened to my 'resting' season?
|ivy and, Jake|
Fortunately; I like to be outside working in my garden, playing with the dogs, taking photographs, enjoying the beauty around me. And, the greens in winter really capture my attention.
|grape hyacinth foliage|
|rhododendron/flower buds - typical for the season|
So, I take the days as they come and schedule my tasks accordingly. There will always be time to 'rest', later.