Saturday, January 29, 2011

Finding Beauty in the January Garden

We live in Wisconsin.  It's January.  Usually it's cold and dreary, and there is sand, salt, and grit everywhere.  At this time of year, in my neck of the woods, it's hard to believe spring will ever come.  The lush beauty of July in Wisconsin is a faded memory.  In the height of summer, my husband and I will take what we call, "garden walks". When we walk through the garden on a summer night we'll get a view like this.

Well, today was my day to tromp through the snow and find the beauty of our winter garden.  And, lo and behold, it's there!  Here are some photos from my January garden walk.  The sun is shining and the icicles are dripping.  We're going to be in the 30s today and it's beautiful!

Pretty as it is in January, I still like July the best!


Anne said...

Its so funny, I have that exact same birdbath top! Love the coneflowers in your garden, it must be full of songbirds and butterflies all summer. If you have a moment, would love to have you visit my other blog, Gardenwright...there is a link from Bird/Like. Cheers! Anne

Artichoke Alley said...

Beautiful garden!! July would be my favorite too!

Junker Newbie Stephanie said...

Gorgeous garden, I even like it in the snow :-)
July & Aug. are my least favorites, of course I'm down here in the South where you can hardly breathe those months! I'm a Spring & Fall girl!

Jenn said...

Do you have a summer picture of your wavy bench? That looks like a really cool object!



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