And the Viburnum bodnatense 'Dawn' has been blooming for weeks now and will bloom for many more, clusters of pink buds silhouetted fragrantly against the sky. . .
Shoots are shooting bravely and greenly into the cold sunny air . . .
and even the darker, more predictable denizens of the winter garden
benefit from a little illumination . . .
Yet even with all these beauties right in my backyard, I'm packing my bag and Pater and I are heading off Wednesday morning to . . . .
hmmm, shall I tease? we're flying somewhere I've never been before, four city days, three rural-resort-ish (can't say more without giving away) . . . not too long a flight, same time zone, but I need my passport . . . .
and I'm meeting someone special for lunch on Friday . . . .
All will be revealed . . . Stay tuned, but meanwhile feel free to speculate in the comments . . .