I've often heard children say, "There's nothing to do today". I beg to differ. I'd like to inspire you to do something. Anything. Read. Bake. Hike. Fish. Plant. Sail. Climb. Play. Reach. Move. Laugh. Dream; and take time to sit with me on The Old Granite Step.

Friday, January 31, 2014

The Winter Garden

The winter garden is a special garden.  Alive in it's own way.  Perhaps not as colorful as the spring or summer place but quiet and beautiful.  Peaceful.  It's a haven for many birds.  I don't cut back my perennials until the spring because there are so many birds that love them off-season.  Cardinals, woodpeckers of several varieties, blue jays, even blue birds come to feed in the garden.  Before a recent snowstorm there were over forty goldfinches feeding, while an estimated eighty robins enjoyed breakfast under the crab apple tree.  An occasional squirrel visits us and we realize they have to eat too.  I'd like to share photos of our gardens taken on various winter days over the years.



For information on how to attract birds to your garden, contact the National Audubon Society.

We may be sorry to see the winter garden fade away, but we have this to look forward to.

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