In Deep Midwinter

Darks days, short in duration and long in cold, a hike in dim morning light ends in dusk. Subdued, quiet colors and shades abound. The blue in gray, the green in brown, a peek of sun through clouds. There is more to see in winter than we remember from season to season.

Early Ceanothus
Raindrops on my Himalayan Pine (Pinus wallichiana)
Winter Hazel
A friendly fellow gardener.
Raindrops on my Rhodocoma capensis, Cape Restio.
Mahonia will bloom soon and shrug off winter damage.

The beauty of midwinter is not bleak as the beautiful, old hymn says. Instead, it is a gift of beauty – slightly hidden but freely given.

And yours to enjoy.

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