Wednesday, February 14, 2018

In the Bleak Midwinter

Strange, prehistoric plants? No, aptly-named dinosaur kale. It is four feet tall. I wonder if the leaves are too tough to eat.

Camellia is a reliable early flower.

Indian plum is supposed to be the early bloomer around here but red-flowering currant beats it every year.

The birds haven't stripped the cotoneaster yet.

I fully admit that the Pacific Northwest has a comparatively mild winter. But the gray season lasts a long time and it requires mental tricks to survive.

Yes, it is the middle of winter even though some people are chirping merrily about spring. I adhere strictly to the calendar seasons because it help me to last through that seven months stretch until summer arrives.

Winter can be beautiful but spring in the Pacific Northwest lasts entirely too long. It starts in February and stretches until July 4th. Nevertheless, one must go out and stay active even on cold, gray days.

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