Sunday, January 29, 2012

The Joyful Colors of Winter

Just outside my front door, in my little garden space, this lovely variegated Euonymous gives me joy all seasons of the year - but just look at its pink tinged beauty in the snow!


In the front room of our little house I'm lucky to have three huge windows.  Really, these are BIG windows, especially for such an old and small house!  The space once served as a dining room and living room, with an archway in the middle, the fireplace at the far end and a door to the front yard on one side.  We always eat at the kitchen table, so in the time that I've lived here it has never been a dining room.  My desk and computer sit between two of these windows and from my seat there I can watch the sun rise and the moon set....

I'm usually there early morning or late night, and sometimes that rosy glow draws me outdoors for a better view of God's glory ~

The picket fence has seen better days!
A celery plant that I missed picking is poking its way through the snow. 

And a variegated sage plant has some leaves holding on...


If I venture farther away from the house, I think the red berries on the ornamental crabapple tree are very pretty.  So is the bright blue January sky....
That blob in the background is actually a beautiful rock, brought up from the field
Beautiful blue January sky and puffy white clouds
Moon setting in the west...
And of course, what could be more joyful than a snapping good fire to warm our hands and our hearts?   

What colors are bringing you joy this winter?

4 comments:

Renee said...

Beautiful! I can't wait to come visit;)!

Jody said...

Love the variegated Sage...I want to plant some of that. I woud love to live in an older house as I believe they have so much character...however DH is practical and says no way.
I am still into the natural greys of fleece this January :-)

Michelle said...

I love views like that, where God shares a bit of himself with us through things we so easily take for granted.

June said...

Your blog is one of the ones I say "Oh Boy!!" when I see a new posting. Love your photos and what you have to say. God Bless!