It bloomed gloriously in spring, but now is dormant. Winter gives us a chance to rest and regenerate.
When I took these on a frosty December morning, I had a fanciful thought.
This ornamental kale put into my mind the fairy godmother in the tale of Cinderella: was this the basis of her ball gown? The sparkles of frost could be crystals embroidered on the gown, the purple center the bodice, with the white trimmed with green outer leaves the elegant layers of skirt. It would be a suitable companion to a pumpkin coach.
It is way too soon. I hope they don’t get frostbite.
Forsythia is usually the harbinger of spring. But winter isn’t even here yet.
For some reason when I saw the prompt letter A I thought of artichokes. Not your usual first thought, but I have a thing for them.
These are the Nootka rose, native to these parts, taken at Fern Cove Nature Preserve on Vashon Island, in Washington State.
I think this is an ornamental kale.
For Cee’s Flower of the Day.
These dahlias are valiantly blooming even though the weather has not been very friendly of late.