For this month’s Flower Friday, I thought I’d share some of the contrasts between winter and summer, as well as the little bit of color we see around here during winter. It’s difficult to believe that the brown and dead bush seen in the top photo will become the beautiful clematis in the lower photo next spring!
Our barn garden is mostly just a sea of white this time of year, but one day it will turn green and colorful again!
I don’t cut back the dead plants in the fall for a reason….in the photo below you can just see the deer tracks coming up to those plants, and they’ve been up there more than once. Both deer and birds can find things of interest even in the dead plants.
While there are no flowers this time of year, this bush (I don’t know what it is) still has it’s red berries which are pretty against the contrasting white snow.
And when all else is barren, Luke’s red coat brightens up the landscape!
Thank you to Living, Laughing and Barking in our Backyard for hosting the Flower Friday blog hop, especially during this long and cold winter when we need to see some color, even if we have to search for it (or use past photos!). Please visit other blogs through the links below.