~ "The garden in my mind does grow.
In Winter's cold and sparkling snow and ice...
On this cold and freezing day ~my vision's clear
even though days are short,~ through the snow,
the buds appear. In my mind Cleamtis climbs,
and morning glories do entwine, woodland phlox
and scarlet pinks replace the frost if I just blink.
My inner eye sees past the snow.
And in my mind, my garden GROWS!"
~Winter Garden~source not known
~Come when the freezing rains
have glazed the snow
and clothed the trees with ice...
~A Winter piece by William Cullen Bryant
~" Every gardener knows that under the cloak
of Winter lies a miracle...a seed waiting to
sprout, a bulb opening to the light, a bud
straining to unfurl. And the anticipation
nurtures our dream."