Windows are especially appreciated in January. Tightly sealed against wet and cold, light still pours through, feeble and cool as it is many days, giving life to the plants clustered nearby.
Although this window faces northwest, it captures enough light to bring the orchids back into bloom. The wind can blow, the ground can freeze; so long as sunlight reaches our windows, we carry on inside as though it were springtime already.
The plants wintering inside accept each photon that reaches their leaves with gratitude. The windows stand bare and open to the winter sun, a blessing to each of us.
Photos by Woodland Gnome 2014