The beauty of January

Frosty sunrise chickenhouse view

Rise and shine chickens!

Hi there! Has it been frosty where you live? or maybe snowy? We’ve been so lucky (well, I consider it lucky) that we’ve only had a few days of hard frost, which by any standards isn’t bad at all. There have been some beautiful sunrises and some absolutely gorgeous sunsets too, making January quite enjoyable!

I managed to get in the garden twice so far this year. Yup, twice: once to start pruning my roses and once to do some weeding. Both jobs are not nearly done! But it did feel good to get outside in the fresh air. I have a very warm pair of gardening gloves that were perfect for those cold days.

The days are ‘getting longer’ too! The chickens were going to bed at 4:30 pm in the darkest days of winter, whereas they are now going to bed after 5 pm! Yay for more daylight!

Here are a few pictures from my garden in January, and mostly on frosty days.

I hope you are staying cozy and warm!

In Peace,

Nootka Cypress

One of my favorite trees: Nootka Cypress

Globe Artichokes January

Globe Artichokes from the summer in a pink hued sky

Frosty view of front garden

Another one of my favorite evergreen trees: Abies Koreana

Black spider plants

I don’t know the name of this plant (given to me by a neighbor). I think it is a black ornamental grass of some type. 🙂

Frozen rose

a frozen rose


Frosty January view of playhouse

a frosty view of the garden around the playhouse

Thank you!

Pink ruffle poppy

a poppy with lots of ruffles

I want to take this moment to thank you for reading my blog. I’m so glad for you to stop by and visit! I thoroughly enjoy writing about my gardening adventures, and I especially love photographing every aspect of it. So I appreciate when others share in my journey.  A special thank you, too, if you are following my blog. If you are not yet following, please feel free to click on the link on the left side of the page. 🙂  I would also like to invite you to leave comments, as I would love to know what you think about the different topics that I write about!

pink tulips

some of my most hardy tulips gifted to me when we moved into our home

The garden is one of my favorite places, where I can go to clear my head, be creative, and marvel at how the circle of life in nature promises that the garden, although dormant in winter, will again bring new life every spring time. For me, the garden is a place of hope (there are no guarantees!). Although I will admit that I work quite hard in my garden, it is never with disdain. I hope that you will continue to enjoy my writings!

wild flower garden in July

My wild flower garden in July

I have a few new (big-ish) plans for my garden this year!  One section just really needs a change and 2019 is the year to make it happen.  I have already started on that project, so I am quite excited that it will come to fruition! Stay tuned …

October garden with mums and pumpkins

our garden in October with mums, pumpkins and sunflowers

Finally, I’d like to wish you only the best in 2019: Health, Happiness, Prosperity, and fresh organic compost from the garden!

frosty winter garden

Our garden on a frosty, foggy morning

In peace,