Gray is not my favorite color. Nor is brown or tan.
Green is! But since this is usually not a very green time of year around here, I thought I'd cheer us both up with remembrances of a few months ago, some lovely flowers in my yard.
The first brave posies that pop their heads up, usually in March, are Grape Hyacinths. In case you've never had a whiff--yes, they smell just like grapes!
Then in early May my favorites bloom in happy profusion all along our fence, lilacs. Wish I could bottle that smell! I love to open my kitchen windows and fill the room with it.
In my terrace garden, I have some lovely, old-fashioned Canterbury Bells. They reseed themselves every year (they're actually biannuals) and I discovered I can get a second blooming from them if I cut the stalk down by two-thirds when they're beginning to fade. I caught these one morning just as the sun was rising:
And I love the old stand-bys of every gardener, geraniums. My only regret is that I don't a have a south-exposure window for them to winter in, so I have to replace them every year.
There you have it. A walk in the garden in the middle of winter! Hope you enjoyed it as much as I did! :-)