Here on the West Coast, the predominant winter colours are green and brown – hues that I find restful and in a way, reassuring. With no foliage or flowers on the deciduous trees and vines, their architecture comes to the fore. Life seems simplified: whittled down to the basics, quiet and less complicated than during the growing season.
In our kiwi patch, there’s no sign left of those luscious yellows of fall – only bare limbs, peeling bark and the deep slumber of winter. Still, I can’t help feeling the vines are secretly awake, watching intently from their corner of the garden for any possible hint of spring.
Good posts, beautiful blog.
Thanks, and happy new year to you as well!
Thank you & welcome my friend 🍁 🍁
Thanks for the quiet joy that resonates with curiosity in your writing as you roam island Northwest in search of topics. I have a cabin there seldom visited in the winter but your observations and photos bring it back. The trunks also look like Malus fusca or even yew instead of kiwi. Pat
Thanks so much, Pat! There is so much in the natural world to be curious about, isn’t there? We have Malus fusca on our property too, but I hadn’t noticed the similarity. Yew trees – now there’s a curious bark for sure…maybe a topic for a future post.