Monday, January 2, 2012

New Year News

Post 22

Happy New Year.

Flora has thinned out, though a few confused but hardy plants plug on.

I walked out on my Birthday to see this tiny sun of a pot marigold grabbing heat from a schist slab on the hellstip. The seed packet said half-hardy, three quarters is more like it.

A small patch of roses remains sheltered from the weather.

More Camellias coming.

And the first, bright head of Helleborus foetidus has nodded forward.

Still, it feels like a long time time before spring, and the yard does look a bit dreary. Taking a walk round the neighborhood found a few bright spots to inspire better winter planting.

And lastly, a little fauna with the flora.

Am currently working on a more content-rich post for next week, so please forgive the brevity of this attempt.

So, may the New Year bring the blessings we need and even some we want, perhaps:  hard, rewarding and rewarded work with enough rest to equal the work; the contentments of love, intimacy and friendship; safety but not boredom, supported challenges; greater knowledge and understanding through a kinder sense of sight, foresight and insight; and most of all, that undefinable Spirit and Something that brings things to right well past our own doings.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year to you, Kay. Thanks for all the bright flowers, poetry and hymns you have given us for this mid-winter season! Carroll