Sunday, December 1, 2019

A favorite time ~

In many ways winter has become my favorite time in the garden. Strange, because there is little blooming, most of the trees are bare and color subdued. But the clear skies, bright atmospheric conditions and occasional rain lends a brilliance and sharpness to the landscape.

So it was that after a day of rain on Thanksgiving the next morning when I came back from walking I simply had to take some pictures.

In the back garden beside the pond one of the crepe myrtle trees is slowly loosing its leaves, but in such a beautiful way.

The view from my back deck, with the brick pathway still wet, no flowers, just the color of green against the blue sky.

Out in the front along the driveway a little sitting area, in the warmer months an umbrella shelters the spot but it has been put away for the cooler seasons. A talented friend made me the containers on the table. The Hopseed bushes in the background are glistening with raindrops

Here are some of the Paperwhites I spoke about in a previous post, bravely blooming although a little battered by the rain. The Honeyburst locust tree is almost completely denuded but will explode next spring with lovely chartreuse foliage.

And lastly, a view of the bridge and beyond.

I have always read that the bones of a garden are very, very important and it is now is this season that they can be seen and accessed without distraction. Maybe it is this simplicity that so appeals to me, 

Like always this time in the garden will slowly end and once again the roses will bloom and it will be time to think of spring and summer color. I for one am looking forward to seeing the results of all of the wildflower seeds I have sown. The ever changing ways of a garden are one of the most magical things in the life of a gardener.

Now I must get back to Christmas plans.

Thank you for visiting.



  1. That is one of the most beautiful private gardens I have ever seen. It is just gorgeous and I wish I could experience it in person. xo Diana

  2. What a lovely thing for you to say. Thank you.

  3. I particularly like your clipped boxwood hedge border curving at the edge of the bed. Arbours and foliage with the sweet patio set add so much interest...a beautiful place to enjoy the view.

  4. Adrienne, your garden is always so beautiful not matter what time of the year it is. I do miss living in a climate where pretty things grew all year round. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Ours was very nice with the kids here and snow!. Hope it will return for Christmas..Happy Monday..Judy

  5. Thanks for the visit, Adrienne. I'm so glad you enjoy visiting me and hope you will come back. I have so much to do yet and am trying to show each room as I get it done. I started way too late..Happy Tuesday..Judy

  6. Dear Adrienne, your garden looks perfectly lovely. You are right that if a garden has 'good bones' it will be a pleasure to look at whatever the season.


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