Not to mention that it's a big job packing it all away and then cleaning up the aforementioned detritus.
So it was with a reluctant, heavy heart that the deed was done, with lots of help from my husband.
|Looking at the rain from the bare corner where the Christmas tree stood earlier.|
Don't worry! By the end I actually was feeling much more cheerful, and I hope my little photoessay will explain why. If you also get blue in January I hope you, too, feel better at the end!
|Starting our walk at the corner of our yard with the leafless quince bushes, forsythia, tulip magnolia, and maples...|
|Some unusual deer browsing in suburbia :)|
These deer fit my scheme so beautifully, I had to smile. Now I was really absorbed in my hunt for good black+white subjects.
|This says it all. Haha! Could have saved myself the first hundred words!|
|Surprise! The color was just as startling in real life on an overcast day. The message? "Winter won't last forever!"|
|Green grass peeking through the dead leaves promises spring will be here soon.|
|I was attracted to the interesting textures and shapes of the fence, the toothy leaves, corrugated bark, and furry Toby.|
|A closeup view.|
|The lacy outlines of the bare trees against the gray sky caught my eye next.|
|Serendipity when a flock of blackbirds joined the show!|
|The gray bench had me imagining how it would look in a couple of months...|
|Some color back at home too :)|