The quiet growth of winter


Did you see the blue moon, recently? It cast an eerie yet reassuring glow. We kept the curtains open all night to see the silver light – waking at times to gaze out into the calm night. The frosts here have returned and the stillness of winter is ever present. The silver theme continues. WIN_20150719_085346WIN_20150719_085413 Over the past two weekends I have re-potted, replanted and generally swept up after the big winds, a few days ago. I have selected some new plantings for the vegetable garden – sadly no vegetables only flowering plants, at this stage. Colour is what I want now. The beans and garlic will have to wait and make way for violas. WIN_20150722_145745WIN_20150722_145803 However, despite its frosts and distilled light, I am always happy with winter. The quiet and secret growth of winter and its calming stillness allows me to wander and appreciate this invigorating season. Tulips are growing and daffodils and jonquils will follow, despite the frost and snow flurries. WIN_20150719_085506 WIN_20150719_085334 “It snowed all week. Wheels and footsteps moved soundlessly on the streets as if the business of living continued secretly behind a pale but impenetrable curtain. “Truman Capote So, I continue, gloves and hats at the ready and happy for days of stillness and quiet. Enjoy your seasons, where ever you may be.

About crabandfish

The everyday and the extraordinary loves of life. We have a one acre cold zone garden in the mountains of rural Victoria, Australia. This blog chronicles its ever changing nature. We also love traveling and writing, our cats, our chickens, the sea, cooking, and of course, our garden.
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4 Responses to The quiet growth of winter

  1. mattb325 says:

    I’m glad the big winds have finished in Victoria – it is still blowing a non stop week-long gale here (more snow forecast Wednesday; hopefully it won’t be as heavy as two weeks ago). I guess that comes with living in the hills, though 🙂
    It’s nice to see some early stirrings of spring – that weeping prunus looks spectacular!

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  2. Esther Healy says:

    Winter has not been this cold for many years.
    It’s open fire season,which I love.
    Esther

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