I snapped this photo on New Year’s Day–Just before I took down the Christmas tree. I so enjoyed the view of the tree, the deck containers filled with winter greens, and the forest landscape beyond. I also like the way the railing pickets’ shadows and the lower containers’ foliage create patterns on the deck. And then there’s the orange cat who adopted me last year waiting patiently for me to let him in.
Another shot. In each the containers filled with winter arrangements of white pine, rhododendron–green and burgundy colored foliage, spruce, and red winter berry stems add so much to my daily vista. I love the way they form the mid ground–framed by the window –and leading into the longer view of the winter forest. I’m particularly taken by the lingering brown oak foliage that opens to reveal the light bark of the grey birch beyond.
Of course, last winter, there was so much record breaking snow that I could barely see the containers so with this warm and snowless winter to date I’m enjoying a different view. And the orange cat enjoys a snooze becoming part of this picture as well.