Thursday, January 28, 2016

Things To Love

Things to love:

(1)  Paper Whites in January.  Watching the foliage grow, then the anticipation of the blooms.  This year's bulbs are huge, about the size of tulip bulbs.

(2)  My neighbor's holly tree.  I have a living room window that looks out on the bricks on the side of my neighbor's house.  (Not the window pictured, it looks out the front.)  Not a stellar side view, and yet . . . the movement of that holly tree in the winter wind is always lovely.  If there are a few flakes of snow, all the better.

(3)  The dry street.  I can just get in my car and go, no shoveling.  A winter gift.

1 comment:

Joanne S said...

My paperwhites are very tall--but once the flower buds opened I quickly cut them off and added them to the compost pile. The smell is too much for me and way too much for the dog. I think an interestingly branched tree or shrub is a lovely thing to enjoy looking at in winter. I usually prune my trees for Winter enjoyment more than when they have leaves. Here in maine the sun is shining and the street is dry. Life is good.