We often mention the cognitive dissonance of the Northern California seasons. Green in winter, brown in summer. We will focus on the green….and the flowers that hang on through winter. The roses get their petals knocked off by the rain, but they keep coming back. The rosemary is still in bloom and a few of the bees are working the blossoms. The hummingbirds scrap over the remaining flowers (and let us know to back off!). Our kind of winter.
- Flowers Amidst The Falling Leaves (putneyfarm.com)
- 5 Colorful Plants for Winter Gardening (colormeplants.wordpress.com)
- Spring Flowers to Grow Now (abullseyeview.com)
Your winter is wonderful … and your photos of it are absolutely stunning – love the little objects in “more flowers 12 & 14” So delicate. But I will struggle with living somewhere it’s only 1 or 2 seasons. Love the winter. Last night we had -18C. More snow to come on Saturday, so I have to make my way back to Landskrona tomorrow, so I don’t end up snow storm again.
We like to visit the snow, but after 20 years in some of the very cold weather, we need another 20 to get away from it! We do miss the beauty of winter, just not the temperatures…
Same people would love to be in your shoes … no snow – frost is fine with me too. Love it when it covers everything. Plus the air is so fresh.
you are soooo lucky !
Thanks! We feel very lucky! (and grateful)
Beautiful! It looks so lush there… I will keep these photos in mind when I’m visiting my family in snowy Wisconsin next week!
Thanks! Ouch, Wisco in winter. Fun, but cold!
I liked the picture of Tina or that is what mom called her. Tina always reminded me of Carolyn.
From: Putney Farm <firstname.lastname@example.org> Reply-To: Putney Farm <email@example.com> Date: Thursday, December 13, 2012 8:44 AM To: “William H. Davidow” <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: [New post] Green In Winter
putneyfarm posted: “We often mention the cognitive dissonance of the Northern California seasons. Green in winter, brown in summer. We will focus on the green….and the flowers that hang on through winter. The roses get their petals knocked off by the rain, but they keep c”
beautiful pictures as always 😉
Thanks for the visit and kind words…
Gorgeous photos – nature is so beautiful!!
It is beautiful and we are very grateful to live in such a lush place…no complaints!
I really like the self portrait – nice to have a glimpse who’s behind the lens & anecedotes every now & then 🙂
Thanks…couldn’t resist. Almost everything in the photo series is in the reflection of the photo (including the photographer). A lot of images from a small space.
Beautiful pictures. Oh how we miss the green here in the arid desert Southwest. Lovely post.
Thanks! We would take a week of “arid” right now….feeling a bot soggy here.. 😉