It's been raining for three days. Which is nice, because we need the rain! So, I'm not complaining, but I haven't been able to enjoy the garden - outside. But I still enjoy the views out my windows!
I invite you to see what I see on a cold, wet, rainy, winter day.
From my bedroom window:
This bed holds the fish pond. Drops on the water easily reveal how hard the rain is coming down. This bed is also evergreen, so no matter the season, I am greeted to a lush, green scene. Every spring I wonder if I should put some flowers in this bed, but every winter I am thrilled to have evergreens.
From my living room:
From the living room, I see Julia Child roses, Knock Out roses, evergreen jasmine, evergreen lavender, and evergreen dwarf Indian Hawthorns. The mix of evergreens and roses make me smile, no matter the season.
From the kitchen:
I look out this window daily, and am always captivated. Because there is so much variety, the view changes almost daily. Right now I can see camellia blooms, along with late blooms from Heritage and Home Rose roses. The perennials that dominate this bed allow me to see the seasons change, slowly filling up in spring, until summer is a riotous display of color. Winter is sparse, but it still gives a beautiful display with the addition of some evergreens to these beds.
From my bathroom:
Frozen roses are still a joy to me, and I can see the vegetable garden from this vantage point. This small window is not one I usually stare out of, but the cats enjoy it!
From another bedroom:
This is my favorite view of all. This is my soon-to-be winter garden. A few camellias, some summer blooming plants, and boxwood hedges serenely invite peaceful meditation. I could look out this window for hours.
Views are important, no matter the weather or time of year. When we went to church on Christmas day, I could see a white camellia blooming from the pew where I was sitting. A crepe myrtle was planted in front of the camellia, shading it from the summer sun, and giving churchgoers another lovely view in a different season.
I hope you, too, have a beautiful view out your window, even on a cold, wet, rainy, winter day.