Winter Dormancy

Sunday Stroll

Today as I walked around snapping photos, I imagined those dormant little buds bursting forth leaves in the spring.  But then I decided to appreciate the beauty of the dormant stage as it is, and how dormancy enables these plants to survive the chilly winter.

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The blue hydrangeas in the front of the house.

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A little lilac, transplanted from Ed’s parents’ house.

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The teeny dawn redwood tree.

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Branches of our sugar maple against the blue sky.

To see who else is strolling today, visit the Quiet Country House.

3 Comments

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3 responses to “Winter Dormancy

  1. The snow scene–and dormant stage–are both beautiful, but I can’t wait for green leaves and sprigs to sprout! Will the groundhog see his shadow and do you even believe this old wives’ tale?

  2. I always love the sight of white birches against the sky. Yours look particularly pretty against such a bright blue sky! I’m glad you strolled.

  3. I love the simplicity of bare branches and the abiding quiet of sleeping trees, bushes and perennials. Thanks for the reminder that all is as it should be.

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