"Winter under cultivation
Is as admirable as Spring"
"Where flowers bloom
so does hope"
|I literally had to dig through snow and layers of brown leaves to find these buds. I just wanted to be sure they were there. They are. And when they're ready, they'll pop up in all their glory and smile for the world to see.|
"Over which thine eyebrows, leaning,
Picture out each lovely meaning:
In a dainty bend they lie,
Like to streaks across the sky,
Or the feathers from a crow,
Fallen on a bed of snow.
Of thy dark hair that extends
Into many graceful bends:
As the leaves of Hellebore
Turn to whence they sprung before."
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Today I am thankful for the buds of Hellebores, alive and well under the layer of snow in my garden.
Words and photos ©Thanks for today.™, by Jan Huston DobleWritten by Jan @ http://www.thanksfor2day.blogspot.com/ Not to be reproduced or re-blogged without express permission of the author.