I was going through my photo files looking for pictures I may not have shared with you before and a theme started to emerge...texture.
Specifically, texture in the garden.
I am a die hard cottage garden lover and traditionally that means masses of colorful flowers over filling their borders. A garden where the blooms definitely take center stage.
But what does that leave us with in the dead of winter? When here in California we begin the labor of cutting back and thinning out? It leaves us with texture...
Blue grey cactus and frosted over foxglove leaves...
old metal railroad buckets showcasing a few spent blooms and rusty bike planters filled with gathered pine cones.
Sometimes the lack of expected beauty makes us look beyond our normal thinking and seek it elsewhere...in the texture.
The flowers will not always be blooming so we had better find a way to find beauty in a bucket full of rusty rakes or we will definitely miss out the hidden beauty of texture...in the garden or our lives.
Happy Monday Friends.