Moments of Magic

Gardening —and nature—is miraculous and magical. We had our first hard frost Sunday morning turning brown leaves and blades of grass into works of art. I LOVE sparkly things (maybe I was a magpie in another life?!?). As I was walking Barney (my adorable golden retriever), my eyes were glued to the ground as I walked past leaf after leaf edged with ice crystals glittering in the morning sun. Twenty minutes later, as I raced back to the park with my camera, only a few crystal-edged leaves remained. Ephemeral…and magical while it lasted.

I believe that in the Northwest, we have a great appreciation for every ray of sunshine that emerges from our gray late fall and winter skies, making us more sensitive to extraordinary moments. Share with us your moments of nature’s magic.