It’s good and important to look around, to find beauty in your surroundings no matter the season. Beauty can be found even in a dry winter – subtle differences in the shades of brown, tan, and grey become more prominent.
Having said that there is nothing wrong with anticipating this summers’ colours. This photo of last years’ dianthus is something to admire, and look forward to.
Though evenings’ light is almost gone, a Purple coneflower still graces with a dash of colour.
Our vegetable garden blesses us with a feast for our eyes as well as our palate. This clump of Johnny jump-ups volunteered to fill some otherwise unused space.
A little over 8 centimeters of snow fell yesterday; some in the morning and the rest during the evening. Today has been a very lovely day with fresh snow, a brisk breeze, and a lot of sun which raised the temperature to about -1C. So we posed for a self-portrait with our hoop tunnel, inside which are the last of our garden greens.
More of our gardens’ bounty. Butternut squash, sweet potatoes (and more to come!), and an experiment with corn. I think this is the only ear we got; we should do a little better next year once some trees are pruned which will allow more sunlight to reach the garden.
From upper right: Home-grown garlic; home-grown red and purple potatoes; and a ‘basket’ of vegetables – snap peas, cherry and grape tomatoes, vine tomatoes, bell peppers, and onion, and radishes – from the nursery at the edge of town. All organic goodness. How blessed we are to have our own little garden and a good nursery in our little town.
A recent harvest. Ham hocks and beef brisket home smoked; grilled jalapeno popper; and a poblano, jalapeno, tomatillo, and tomato from the garden. Simple yet wholesome fare.