First Snow of 2007
I stepped into my plot to pick up a handful of mizuna greens for a soup I'd intended to make. But I found the mizuna plant completely limp and frozen solid; not a single leaf was salvageable for my soup. But did I care? Not one bit. It was snowing!! And I love snow!!
And I know I'm not alone. There was a genuine glow of excitement in people's faces as I passed them by on the sidewalks. Children, wide-eyed and rosy-cheeked, skipped along. Adults laughed and smiled. One man hooted from an apartment balcony high above, "Snow! Yeah! Woo-whoo!"
Snow lovers around the city were in full celebration mode.
So there I was, standing next to the limp mizuna, snowflakes building up in my hair, thinking to myself, What the heck am I doing in the garden on a day like this? (Freezing my fingertips on the camera no less.) This was a day for curling up inside, getting cozy in a favorite sweater, and gazing at the swirling snow crystals with a cup of piping-hot cocoa in hand.
Winter has arrived. And the garden can finally have its true rest.