Monday, February 6, 2017
The Winter Garden
As we delve deeper into winter I spy this beauty outside my studio window.
The Oakleaf Hydrangea never fails me. From one season to another it gives me beauty while reminding me of time passing.
When I took this picture the sun was shining, the air cold (but not freezing) and all was right with the world. Entering a new year, this beautiful plant reminds me that everything has its season and some are able to remain beautiful throughout all four seasons.
"January is the quietest month in the garden...but just because it looks quiet doesn't mean nothing is happening. The soil, open to the sky, absorbs the pure rainfall, while microorganisms convert tilled-under fodder into usable nutrients for the next crop of plants. The feasting earth worms tunnel along, aerating the soil and preparing it to welcome the seeds and bare roots to come." - Rosalie Muller Wright, editor of Sunset Magazine 1999