Wednesday Vignettes: Winter Beginnings
Helleborus argutifolius ‘Snow Fever’ offering its first flowers of the season.
“Those who love much, do much
and accomplish much,
and whatever is done with love is done well….
“… Love is the best and noblest thing
in the human heart, especially
when it is tested by life
as gold is tested by fire. …
Magnolia stellata in bud
“… Happy is he who has loved much,
and although he may have wavered and doubted,
he has kept that divine spark alive
and returned to what
was in the beginning and ever shall be….
Mahonia aquifolium coming into bloom with Magnolia liliiflora in bud
“… If only one keeps loving faithfully
what is truly worth loving
and does not squander one’s love
on trivial and insignificant and meaningless things
then one will gradually
obtain more light and grow stronger.”
Vincent Van Gogh
Photos by Woodland Gnome 2017
Cercis canadensis seedpod left by the wind
“Go out in the woods, go out.
If you don’t go out in the woods
nothing will ever happen
and your life will never begin.”
Clarissa Pinkola Estés
“Imagination makes the world
and all the wonders in it.
The seed of every dream unfurls
as you with love begin it!”
Eric Micha’el Leventhal
Lifelong teacher and gardener.
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Yes, go out into the woods! Nature is such a wonderful place to be! I can’t wait until flowers are blooming in my yard. Lucky for you to have them! Happy new year! 🙂
Happy New Year! Yes, we feel incredibly fortunate to enjoy such mild winters and flowers all through the year ❤ ❤ ❤ I trust yours will be along soon, too 😉
We are having a mild winter too. I’m actually happy about that. Most years I just want snow but this year is the first winter I’m have to take care of the property on my own, so it’s nice to not have it blistering cold. I can’t wait to see your garden blossom. I’m actually working my yard now. Yay! 🙂
Yay! I’m glad you are able to get out and enjoy the garden on mild days. What a challenge, to have the property to take care of on your own. I’m glad you have a milder winter to ‘get in the groove’ of things. It is so much that it can keep one very busy! It went to the upper 60s here yesterday, and I spent most of the day cutting back perennials, moving leaves out of beds, transplanting seedling Hellebores to new areas, and I even started a little pruning. I spotted a stand of tiny white wildflowers already in bloom! The buds are swelling in this warmth, and our worst wintery weather months are still to come…. Take good care of yourself,<3 ❤ ❤ WG
Your heellebores are so beautiful! I enjoyed seeing the photos. And the quotes are wonderful -you always do a great job of pairing your photos and quotes. Happy Wednesday!
Thank you, Sarah ❤ ❤ ❤ I was actually thinking of you as I've been posting Hellebore photos these past few days. How are yours doing? Have you added to your collection? It is so nice to hear from you and I hope that 2017 has been good to you thus far ❤