Archive for December, 2010

Twilight on an early winter’s eve

Posted by: Heidi

December 30th, 2010 >> my garden, Photos

The year is coming to an end, winter has just begun and spring seems very far away. Dusk comes early and as I walk through my sleeping garden in the preceding twilight the signs that spring really will follow are hard to find. Hidden beneath this year’s remaining spent foliage are the beginnings of new growth though, barely poking through the ground, patiently waiting for the sun’s light and warmth to increase and give them the strength to grow.

Solstice has passed and the days are already getting longer again, a minute or two more of daylight each day. It’s not much, but the slumbering plants will slowly start to take notice and life will start to quicken within the soil. For now, the days are still cold and short. This is the time of rest for the garden, and for patience and contemplation for the gardener, while we wait for next year’s garden story to begin.

“I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape – the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter.  Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn’t show.”

~ Andrew Wyeth