Merry Christmas

A very merry Christmas to everyone…

I hope all are safe and sound this holiday, and that next year will be a fruitful and pleasant one.
Photo by Lee Shannon Rhoades

In Japanese culture, snow in the garden is considered to be a ‘flower.’ The elegant way snow accumulates on bare branches and garden accessories is a viewing pleasure, and in fact, certain elements—such as the yukimi or ‘snow-viewing lantern’—are specifically designed to be appreciated in the snow.