I braved the freezing cold this morning, (40 degrees is freezing for this Southern California girl) with my camera in hand, to take a few pictures of anything that might be blooming in the winter garden.
I wasn't sure what I would find but I was sure there had to be a bloom or two out there...and I was right.
I purchased a few pansies before Thanksgiving to freshen up the flower pots and thankfully their smiling faces were just waiting for me to go outside and say hello.
These pink and white daisies are troopers, as well. I love the way they contrast against the reddened winter bushes.
Once the holidays are over, I will start the long clean up process out here and my imagination will once again be in full swing as I begin to plot and plan my springtime blooms.
But for now, it just felt good to be outside in the garden, the chill in the air just seemed to make the stroll even more special. It really does feed me...
Is there anything still in bloom where you are? Or are you enjoying a snowy winter wonderland? There is such a gentle beauty in the winter garden. Don't you agree?