The Thanksgiving snows melted and I was able to get out into the garden and cut back the last of the perennials and put up Christmas lights.  This time of year the “bones” of the garden really show through so I though a few photos would be fun.  Here are three taken from the back step left to right  – a panorama of sorts.




There are still creatures about – deer mostly as I think the little bear cub must have hibernated.  The birds and squirrels are at the feeder non-stop, and we had a nocturnal visit from this little flying squirrel.


When its too cold to garden, I bring the garden inside – here are some succulents wintering over in a south facing window


I like to make a “sparkle tree” from a crabapple branch – the light is wonderful when the sun sets around 4:17 these days.


I made this star from milkweed pods and an acorn cap collected on a walk


Winter is here and the garden is resting

Wishing all my readers a Merry Christmas and Happy and Healthy New Year