Thursday, November 21, 2013

I Dare You to Cut Down This Beauty

I'm always conflicted -- is mid July the best time in the garden, early October, or mid November? All three have their charm -- no, orgasmic appeal. The trick is to deeply appreciate all three, just as I hope we all can find pleasure in each distinct season. It's amazing how just two weeks ago there was lush fall color, with bright rainbows strewn about like confetti. Yesterday it was 61 and sunny, today icy with a windchill of 10. Come winter. Be deep and cold and give my full measure, because autumn has been the finest dessert to a long garden year and spring is something I must suffer toward.










3 comments:

scottweberpdx said...

NEVER! Haha...I love my garden in winter...I was sitting inside this morning, watching the weak sunlight stream across the front garden and I felt utterly content...as much as I ever feel in spring or summer.

Benjamin Vogt said...

You got it, Scott! I think I almost feel that more in autumn -- it is a most poignant season, as transitions should be. Makes me feel ALIVE.

xericstyle said...

NEVER too! It is so peaceful.....quiet....

I also think, it allows us as gardeners to know it is time for us to relax...enjoy the holidays...rest...