Tuesday, February 16, 2010
02.16.10 COLD COMFORT
The snow weighs heavy upon the garden. But below the deep snow life sleeps. The blanket of white actually insulates the garden below, protecting it from icy blasts of wind and the bitter night time lows. I know the chickens in their houses appreciate the extra layer on the outside of their houses as they cuddle in the corner with their down coats fluffed out. This cardoon seed head bends below the weight of new snow, but studying its gentle curves and the contrast of soft seed filaments with icy crystals warms my being.