Sunday, January 6, 2008

Crazy Sorta Day

As winter storms have blanketed some of the west, yesterday we saw rain, snow, sun, rainbows, fog, and rain again within a matter of minutes here in the Pacific northwest. Temperature lows have been at freezing and below while daytime has given us mid 40's for highs.

As I stood at the kitchen window the sun brushed over that which made me smile: a Hebe in bloom for gosh sakes. Does it not know it is the 6th of January? Just look at the purple stem and glossy deep green and purple foliage and purple flower.

These evergreens come in all shapes, sizes and colors, and this one is particularly handsome and giving at this time of year.

Today: snow at 1000 foot elevations and snow-capped Carrie hoists her basket and stands calmly near the beautiful red Coral Bark maple... the heat of the color amidst the cold of the day is outstanding!

Crazy sorta day. Exciting don't you think?