Foxglove Moments

 

 

Years ago, a friend who'd emigrated from the Midwest to be with his girlfriend
would complain about the Northwest's "pissy little winters."

Of all the seasons, he missed most the full-strength winters of his native Minnesota,
and days of bright sun on bright snow. He never could adjust to the glum drabness
of the Pacific Northwest at this time of year.

And yet, if one looks, there are striking dashes of color on this gray seasonal palette.

 

 

 

[First posted: December 18, 2014]