Photo Essay

The Garden in Winter

Fruit Tree - Winter

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.

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  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (21 Jan 2011):

    Hell YEAH! Rad!

  • Merike Mäll

    Merike Mäll gave props (11 Apr 2011):

    hea essee

  • Cindy Romero

    Cindy Romero gave props (27 Jul 2013):

    Lovely! Like you, I also enjoy gardens in every season, and I totally relate to your comments about the interest and appeal of the winter garden in contrast to the flamboyant summer garden. Thanks for sharing this story.

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