Tuesday, January 6, 2015

The Winter Garden... In Pictures...

Gardening is a pastime popular to many... and this time of year I start to think about spring plants growing in the garden. The trouble is that it is only the middle of winter, so.... 

a walk in the garden to see what's there is in order. Please join me.....

 The snow cover can be pretty.... and it also adds moisture to the garden. The blackberry vines in the back need to be trimmed in the spring... I need to remember to do that... they look quite messy. 

A peaceful spot...

Too cold for a picnic, but pretty under the pines anyway. :)

The design of the snow on the floor planks is interesting....

I love the spot of color in the otherwise rather colorless scenes. :)

I probably should take this in each winter, but I never do.... I just enjoy seeing the color out there. :)

Echinacea seed heads... stark, but interesting against the snow... they have a beauty all their own.

The red berries of the holly tree also provide some wonderful color....  Again I am reminded of God's creativity... in colors, leaf shapes, textures and more. :)

 Seen from above, the paths are obvious, even with the snow cover. Those raised garden beds will be put to good use in a few months....

The pine cones and needles look nice....

 The river birch tree above had just a thin coating of ice... so pretty when it glistened in the sun.

Footprints... not many yet, but a few... :)

 Little bits of color... not intense, but rather more understated, still give beauty to the quiet winter garden.

 Okay, I think I feel ready to go back inside and wait for spring.... and the beginning of growing things again.

 Thank you for taking a winter garden walk with me.  I hope you have a wonderful day. :)

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  1. These photos are beautiful. We don't get much snow here, and I don't have a garden - so I'm doubly envious! thanks for linking up with #WeekendBlogHop!

    1. I get tired of the snow and cold, but I am thankful for it... and I would really miss it if we didn't have it. I'm glad you could experience it in the pictures. Thank you for visiting. :)

  2. Lovely pictures my friend! You've got a beautiful garden, even in the winter there is beauty to be found!

    1. Thank you.... I think so too... the beauty is there... just a little harder to find. :) Glad you have you today.

  3. I love seeing these pictures, especially since we rarely get snow where I live. The red and blue in the midst of all the black and white really stands out!

    1. They do.... the colors almost get lost in the overabundance of color in summer, but they really stick out now. :) Thank you for visiting.

  4. Hello Joy! I loved to walk with you in your wonderful winter garden. Evething looks so dreamlike. Thanks for sharing.
    Best wishes for New Year!
    Hugs and love from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft

    1. Thank you.... so nice to have you visit from afar. :)

  5. Gorgeous photos! I love gardening and always take at least one stroll through my Winter garden. Although I am dreaming of Spring, it's fun to see the visual interest winter brings! I did a post about it last winter. Love what you shared! Hopped over from Funtastic Friday.

    1. Thank you.... it has been fun for me to see how interesting "dead" garden things are... in the winter. :) Glad I'm not the only one who strolls through the winter garden while dreaming of spring. :) So nice of you to visit.

  6. Beautiful photos! There really is such an amazing beauty about snow. I'm visiting from the Saturday Sioree. Have a great weekend!

    1. Thank you.... snow does change the look of things in an amazing way. :) Thank you for visiting.

  7. So many lovely photos. I think I like the blue gazing ball the best.

    1. Thank you... the color does look very striking in that photo. So glad you visited. :)

  8. Love the photos! I know that I am DREAMING of my garden right now. So excited to start my seedlings next month!

    Thanks for linking up with us!


    1. Oh, wow.... starting seedlings already...that's wonderful! Good for you! Thank you for visiting. :)

  9. What a lovely winter walk! Thank you for sharing these beautiful photos on the Art of Home-Making Mondays this week!

  10. Thanks for sharing this great post and beautiful pictures at Good Morning Mondays. Blessings