Welcome winter!

 Snow-covered Black Eyed Susan perennials under one of my bay windows.

Snow-covered Black Eyed Susan perennials under one of my bay windows.

When I think of winter, I think of bees huddled in their hives, plants cooling off under the soil getting ready to grow, and snow.

Winter is also a time to rest and to think about next year's gardens and projects.

Ruth Stout, the venerable easy gardener, suggests winter is also a time for oneself.

"There is a privacy about it which no other season gives you.... In spring, summer and fall people sort of have an open season on each other; only in the winter, in the country, can you have longer, quiet stretches when you can savor belonging to yourself."  ~Ruth Stout

Welcome, winter!

Charlotte