Winter Interest

This is the view from my back window today. We are having another blizzard, and this one is the nastiest yet. I awoke several times in the night and heard rain hitting the windows, but it has turned back to snow.

The birds are seeking out every feeder I have. There’s a new window feeder they haven’t figured out yet, but they probably will today.

It’s not very often that I look out my window and see a world of white. It’s been a snowy winter so far on the Rhode Island coast. All that snow has made me think about garden designer Gordon Hayward and his talk called “The Winter Garden.” In it, he shows you how to keep your garden interesting through the winter months. He shares dazzling photographs of his own magnificent garden, so beautiful at every time of year.

So I look out on my own and I see bird feeders, a stone wall, and three Adirondack chairs, two of them upside down. These “design elements” constitute my winter interest, for now anyway. At least I have the birds.


About dirtynailz

Writer for a daily newspaper, gardener, tree hugger, orchid-grower, photographer, animal lover, hiker, wilderness seeker. Proponent of clover in the lawn and a dog on the bed.
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2 Responses to Winter Interest

  1. MT says:

    Well the good news is that the days are getting longer and as of today I see that the historical average temperature has begun to rise.

    I know I’m an optomist, but I so want to be outside again.

    Hope you don’t have to change your blog name to “Digging out RI”.


  2. Wendy says:

    Sure looks beautiful to me!


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