Working full time during the winter season means that I leave home in the full darkness of the morning and when I return home hours later it is again dark. It is still only November 20th, so this will get worse, a lot worse. Sometimes I take a break at work, looking out the window, the sun, the bare trees in the cathedral park, the dry. frozen fallen leaves. If I am lucky I have to time to wrap myself in my winter coat, grab my camera and run out for a few minutes. The blue garden is alive only in my dreams, and during weekends.
Today I was able to leave work a bit early though, and the first thing I did when I got home was to do a garden walk. With my camera.
Some things are more essential than others.
Enjoying nature through the seasons is among them.
Can you see, even my garden is preparing for advent, wearing purple.