How shall I deliver this post today?
We can go one of three ways:
A. Be authentic and real
B. Lie my ass off
C. Rely on sarcasm to hedge between the two
Authentic and real is generally the right thing to do. But today is the exception.
Lying one’s ass off, I’ve been told, is not nice. Even if the lie is to protect someone or something or to make you the reader feel good out of the endless goodness that resides in my heart, it will ultimately destroy or erode my credibility. We can’t have that.
When all is said and done, sarcasm is the right answer. As it usually is.
So I choose “C“.
There is nothing better than the feeling of nose hairs freezing and intertwining within 2 seconds of setting foot outside.
It reminds me that the joy of feeling painfully cold is back.
It reminds me of the fun challenge of trying to not face plant when your insane dog pulls you viciously down the icy front stairs at 5:48 A.M.
Winter is flat awesome.
There is nothing quite like the sight of frozen and dead and brown.
It is not uncommon to hear me joyfully humming “Winter Wonderland” as the earth crunches underneath my feet.
Even as my ears form icicles and my tears freeze and shatter before hitting the ground, I stand and ponder the circle of life that is my garden. Life, like wow.
Falling down repeatedly on the frozen earth is so worth it, just to see the frozen individual grass strands.
That frozen what-was-once-a-Joe-Pye-Weed-bloom is just as beautiful as when the monarch butterflies graced its presence months back. It’s like fine china gifted from the gods of the winter garden and I am so blessed to have been provided with this rare gift.
You know what is underrated in terms of fun? When you can’t feel your fingers while taking a photo. The challenge of pushing that little button is so cool.
See that owl house in the background? It is going to be a hoot trying to get back there without stepping in 10 inch deep puddles of frigid water.
The excitement generated by hoping the frozen tree branches don’t break off and deform the shape of the tree is palpable.
Why I don’t cut down my grasses for winter reason #1,453. Something to look at from inside the warm house. Wait, that wasn’t sarcastic. Sorry.
God I love the magic of the winter garden.
You know those people who love winter and the snow and the cold? They’re great aren’t they?
OK so I added this photo solely for the purpose of showing off our new columns on the front porch and the fact that we disposed of our old rusted railings which I’ve had to cut out of photos since the beginning of this blog.
A new beginning.
I so wanted to help this grass get back to its original shape but I got distracted from all of the other fun winter events.
How exciting, you haven’t seen this photo a hundred times over.
Heuchera on ice. Riveting.
I can’t even …