Chris in the morning, AKA John Corbett in Northern Exposure, said it best –

Spring is about to spring, Persephone is coming back and here in Cicely the ice is groaning and about to break with that exquisite and deafening roar… oh yes ecstasy I welcome thee…”

And indeed I do.  As the sun warms the earth in these northern latitudes a feeling of unparalleled excitement seeps into the body of every gardener.
We take our obligatory walk through our gardens, or in my case, a walk through the ice, and envision what is to come.  And what is to come? This year I am having a difficult time envisioning anything growing in my ice encrusted landscape.

The terraces in the Terraced Garden have disappeared under the snow and ice as well as the distinctive inward spiral of the labyrinth.  It is even impossible to walk to the lower garden!  I need an infusion of color!  Unlike those who tilled the earth in eons past, we do not need to rely on our memories of what once was. With a click and  paste I can recreate and share with you what is to come.  Enjoy!

Garden on the north side of home <looking south looking> west

Terraced Garden behind home

Deciduous Azaleas Northern Lights








Hellebore in the lower garden.

My harbinger of spring!


2 thoughts on “Persephone

  1. Beautiful photos and lovely words, mom! It was bright and crisply warm in Dallas today, so Daniel and I did our walk and talked about what we would do to our new home in the coming year. Exciting!!!

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