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Seeing Differently

Garden Reports and Rejoicing – January 21

When I got up this morning it was a bit misty outside, but there was no significant precipitation as I drove into the station. Two hours later, when GardenLine ended, the snow was falling and the roads were getting slick. I was pleased to pull into my garage and know that I didn’t have to go out for the rest of the day.

I love a good snowfall. It’s the only time the region where I live gets totally quiet. No traffic sounds, near or far.

My immediate landscape is visually transformed as well. I love the way that the most functional of structures is suddenly transformed. What was once a fence or plant support is changed into graphic sculpture. The landscape becomes both stark and beautiful.

There are many times in life when our perspective is abruptly altered and we are able to see with new eyes. Challenges call us to see differently.

After a snow perfectly ordinary structures - the fence or the shed - turn into objects that are highlighted and defined.

The raspberry patch becomes a graphic art installation.

4 Responses to “Seeing Differently”

  1. 1
    Sasha Fornari:

    oooo! awesome photos. love the way the shudders and door of garden shed stand out.

  2. 2
    CL Fornari:

    Me too. There’s nothing like COLOR on a building. Trying to keep your father from shoveling snow. May The Force be with me.

  3. 3
    Lois J. de Vries:

    Hi CL,

    As one who sees the whole approach to gardening differently from most, this post really struck a chord with me. As you say, sometimes, life’s circumstances will also change how we see things. Whether we see monsters or hear music is up to us.

    Regards,
    Lois

  4. 4
    Carol Cichorski:

    Even a light dusting of snow transforms my yard magically. I love the beauty of summer, but a winter snow pulls me out into the garden to take pictures too.