I had never been to the garden in the winter until last winter (remember that post?) but I was surprised to see the beauty of the garden in a different way. As I was walking with the dogs yesterday I had the thought again that the garden seems to be sleeping, almost hibernating like a bear. In a few weeks it will yawn, stretch and shake itself awake, right? Right! Take a look at this picture:
|Does it look like they are standing in a weed patch? Yes, but those weeds are really wildflowers waiting to bloom!|
The only blooming flowers at this time of year are the ones that have been planted in the beds of the garden. Walking along one of the trails I was pleasantly surprised to see this small but brave iris blooming! I guess our mild winter had fooled it into blooming early. So sleep on mother earth, but bring spring to us soon!