Be careful what you wish for. You may end up with the below – a misty-shrouded, desolate landscape (my backyard). A morning so quiet that your footsteps sound like thuds because no other sounds buffer your footfall hitting the ground.
In my earlier post, Top 10 Things to Love About December, I wished for rain. In fact, I just plain ol’ wished for cooler weather (we’d been having a heat wave in the ’80’s and ’90’s, even up through Thanksgiving). This morning I got my wish. This morning it was 39 degrees and shrouded in a dense fog.
Opening the window shades in my home office is a morning ritual that I love. I love looking out my window and discovering the changes that each morning brings. My window faces a road, but more importantly, I look out over part of my rose garden and a mountain beyond. This particular morning I looked at fog – a dense mist that hovered over our valley cloaking our few acres in a way that made it seem that there was nothing beyond the mist – just us, just our land.
And, a silence permeated our valley; I’m sure the fog curtailed traffic as commuters stay home later waiting for the fog to clear. So, I felt compelled to go outside with my iPhone in hand and take these pictures.
Unbelievably, our roses are still blooming. Imagine that – roses in December. They aren’t perfect (I don’t tend them; in my “toot sweet” life, I don’t have time) – some a bit scraggly, some a bit overgrown. But somehow nature takes over and glorious flowers in various shades of pink, orange, yellow, red and even a pale green fill my front yard – even in December. I like to think that even though I’m a lackadaisical gardener, the “universe” understands my love of flowers and nature and provides me with a wonderful show, even though I give nothing back. So, here are my roses shrouded in mist and covered with dew drops – extraordinary!
So, there you have it. Even cold, desolate mornings bring unparalleled beauty – you just have to look for it.
(other posts about my garden)
- A Lovely Mess
- By Way of the Dodo Bird
- Gifts From the Garden Fairies
- Good Photographs
- Orange Crush
- Pretty in Pink
- Signs of Spring
- The Birds and the Bees