Friday, January 08, 2010

A Winter's Day

This winter storm in the Midwest has left the world with amazing beauty. My garden has been full of cardinals, blue jays, chickadees and woodpeckers all afternoon. When I went out to fill the feeders this morning, there were deer tracks all around my feeders. Apparently, they jumped over the fence, ate the leftover corn and sunflower seeds and jumped over again toward the neighbor's house. It would have been a beautiful sight to see them in the snowstorm in my yard.

I have a blue bottle garden as well. It is an old southern custom which is to keep out the haints and ghosts. Needless to say, I do not believe I have any haints or ghosts so it must work. I learned of these garden bottles by my friend Katherine Windham from Selma, Alabama.

The above photo was taken at dusk. The bottles are lovely in the summer, but absolutely striking against this fresh snow. Enjoy and stay warm. Until tomorrow...

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Happy to share your appreciation of this blue-ish winter beauty ! Thanks to mention it.Your gratitude communicates true joy and hope & through the colorful birdies reaches me in this white Mediteranean month of January,your elegant deers gone for food, your blue glass bottle full of light...I dream, delicately, of the magic of white and of knowing your warmth. m

Granny Sue said...

How fun to have stumbled on your blog! I have a blue bottle garden too--and told stories with Kathryn Windham this fall. It's a small blogworld, isn't it?