As we pass from autumn to winter, the landscape rests. It is a peaceful time of waiting and preparation. It is a time to reflect on the past year and look ahead to the next. This winter is like no other in our lifetimes. After nine months of trying to avoid a virus by living outdoors, we once again retreat to the crackling of the hickory fire and wait for vaccines and warmer weather.
Time in our gardens enhances the awareness of change, of death, and of rebirth. It has the power to clear the mind, to affect calm and sharper thinking, and to reset us. It is the alchemy of nature through the seasons that connects us with the natural world and, if we allow it, with each other. May this winter bring you continued health and may the power of spring’s rebirth bring us renewed hope and optimism.