Friday, December 21, 2007


Tonight Winter officially starts and for many it translates to cold weather and snow. Here in the Seattle Sound area we are blessed to have a milder Winter than most. I am always thankful for that, and when I forget, all I have to do is turn on the television and watch the evening news when broadcasting what the weather is like in other parts of the world. Attached is a picture from my garden during a recent snow fall. We only get a few a year and generally they are always under 6 inches and melt in a few days. With the picture is a wonderful poem about Winter from one of my favourite writers.

Enjoy and Happy Winter.

For those that hate Winter remember that the days are getting longer now and before you know it Spring green well be surrounding you in your garden :)

We give thanks for the blessing of Winter:
Season to cherish the heart.
To make warmth and quiet for the heart.
To make soups and broths for the heart.
To cook for the heart and read for the heart.
To curl up softly and nestle with the heart.
To sleep deeply at one with the heart.
To dream with the heart.
To spend time with the heart.
A long, long time of peace with the heart.
We give thanks for the blessings of Winter:
Season to cherish the heart.
- Michael Leunig


Andrea's Garden said...

Hello Bob, we have been lucky and haven't had much snow, but a lot of frost lately which has been great for photos. Love the poem! Wishing you a nice Christmas and a happy New Year. Andrea

Layanee said...

Bob: And the days are getting longer! Christmas wishes to you and yours!

lisa said...

Nice post and poetry! Happy Holidays!

Shady Gardener said...

I love fresh snowfall!!!

Merry Christmas, Bob! You'll have to tell us how happy the recipients of your calendar were. :-) Great idea to tuck away for next year!

Yolanda Elizabet said...

Merry Christmas Bob. How nice that you've had some snow! The garden looks great with snow, don't you think? Love the poem, very heart-ful. ;-)

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KC MO Garden Guy said...

The picture is very fitting for the first day of winter. The poem is nice as well and very true. I do a lot of reflecting on the past, review my personal goals and take stock in where I am at during the winter months. As a whole I enjoy winter just wish it was a few weeks shorter.

Anonymous said...

Winter solstice is a special time.
thank you for sharing the poem.
I am planting a little garden of herbs and sunflowers in Mexico now.

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