Monday, December 25, 2023

December. Christmas

 I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

The days are getting longer in the northern hemisphere, congratulations on the approach of spring!

Christmas at my home

Sunday, December 10, 2023

Modest Beauty of the Winter Garden

There were sunny days at the beginning of December and of course I wanted to look at the garden and take photos. I wrote in the title that the beauty of the garden is modest. This is true. There are no bright colors of flowering plants, daisies and cosmos do not bend in the wind, roses do not smell when they open their buds. There is a lot that can be listed about what is not in the garden in December. But...

When I arrived at the garden, the sun was shining brightly. The sky was blue, without clouds. It was so wonderful after the long and gray days. There was a little snow, so I quickly cleared the paths.


The plants looked pretty against the blue sky. At the entrance, just beyond the gate, on a trellis, Parthenocissus showed its black, dried berries. In spring and summer when it blooms, many bees, wasps, bumblebees and flies feast on its nectar. There is a constant hum from the movement of many wings.


The white and lilac Asters novae-angliae have lost their beauty, dried out and their dry trunks and dried leaves are visible in the rays of the low winter sun. 


These are the photos I took on a sunny December day in the garden. What does your garden look like at this time of year?

My new video. The park of rhododendrons, it was June 2023: