The Garden in Winter
By Robert Sand
4 Jan 2011
The garden in the seeming dead of winter is a special place, a reminder that sometimes it is better to see less; not less intensely but with greater focus on fewer things. Winter helps: almost all the leaves have fallen; the flowers are long gone; the colors have faded.
But the lines and structures of the trees can be startling; the frozen ruins of the flowers are somehow more interesting than the pretty petals of the summertime.
Less is sometimes more.