The day was bright and sunny, and I found a great gardening skirt at my favorite charity shop.
That should be happiness enough on any Monday.
Yet, here in this little pocket of the Northwest when the Winter sun comes out it follows that the night will be cold.
A stroll in the garden revealed, in addition to all the darling little green bulb noses upping,
the helebores are not only up but blooming! Wish I had looked out the window and noticed them earlier. They are joy bringers this time of year.
There is new growth beginning on the roses, so there is a hoping they don't have frost bite in the morning.
Winter gardens can appear so sad, yet there is always the promise:
"While the earth remains,
seedtime and harvest,
cold and heat,
summer and winter,
and day and night shall not cease...
I shall remember the everlasting covenant
between Me and the earth."
Oh, I do like those promises.