She said it’s 8° and Rise’n
A cold, but sunny, New Year’s Eve. A temperature of 8° with some overnight snow .. the morning sun, low in the winter sky, made everything glisten. A good day for hot chocolate and a couple of Johnny Cash albums on the turntable.
A scattering of tree trimmings, drying out for a future bonfire
Tree trimmings ready for a spring project – what to construct with these?
An organic art installation – eat your heart out Morton Arboretum
‘Annabelle’ Hydrangea, a native cultivar adding interest to the winter garden
Wild Quinine still standing strong with caps of snow
Rudbecka laciniata – Golden Glow, the finches love the seeds, I love their drama
Switchgrass – still young, but looking good and catching some rays
The birds are not hungry enough to eat the asparagus berries yet
Some winterized Woodland Sunflower, Helianthus strumosus
Oh my, Pennisetum ‘Hameln’ .. a non-native charmer
Bits of unearthed construction debris stacked for a future project
Granite cobbles, as art, until needed for some other use
Neptune does not look happy – he never does, but he still makes me smile
White Pines and Cup-plant – lovely in winter too
When nature surrounds your home, there is always something that inspires awe – a kiss of winter sunbeams and a dusting of snow makes it all a bit more magical.