"How can those who do not garden, who have no lot in the great fraternity
of those who watch the changing year as it affects the
earth and its growth, how can they keep warm their hearts in winter?"
- Francis King
If you saw this
you might think it beautiful
but doesn't it warm your heart to know that in April
it will be transformed to this?
On seeing this hydrangea, still nearly perfect in form, though lacking color
are you sad for the loss of what was?
Or does it fill you with joyful anticipation of what will be?
There's a delicate and almost fragile beauty in what remains
But, ahh, what softness and color in the young bloom!
"Turn down the noise. Reduce the speed.
Be like the somnolent bears, or those other animals that slow down
and almost die in the cold season.
Let it be the way it is. The magic is there in its power."
- Henry Mitchell
I will turn down the noise and let it be,
knowing that the cycle of life goes on and Spring will come.
I have winners from the Moonflower seed give-away!
The winners are:
Amy of Go Away! I'm Gardening
Carla of The Country Diary of a Southern Lady
Just send me a message with your mailing address via the e-mail link on my profile and I will get the seeds off to you! Thanks so much to everyone who left me a comment on the Moonflower post.