|Tree textures: curly willow (Salix) and Doug fir (Pseudotsuga).|
It is not a bad thing—at least in my mind—to wake up to a frozen world outside.
|Just a few of my many houseplants in my office/plant room.|
With the cold comes sunshine and I can embrace them both so long as the heater is working.
|Pieris japonica 'Valley Valentine'.|
With a warm coat and several layers of clothing you're likely to find me outside now looking around.
|Spiderweb frozen in time on a Camellia sasanqua 'Yuletide'.|
Ok, maybe this is a gentle time during the winter for us and I have to admit that I'm more inclined to giggle at the things I'm seeing rather than groaning about the wet muddiness of it all. (That is if I am not cursing the cold. I'm not perfect.)
|Clematis cirrhosa 'Freckles'.|
Seeing the blue sky all day warms my heart. I adore the color blue and all that it represents.
Even the ivy that's considered an invasive plant seems somewhat more tame and delicate with a dusting of the cold frozen dampness.
|An Epiphyllum I grew from seed.|
Some old homes don't have a lot of windows to let the light in, but I make do.