I think one reason I like Winter so much is that it usually isn't all that severe in my neck of the woods. Every now and then we do have some snow and/or ice. Not this year! I know it's not over yet, but its not looking like any severely cold weather will hit.
If our winter has been this warm, I can only imagine how warm the summer will be....
So in an effort to enjoy the season, you know, "carpe diem", the hunt for color in the yard continues:
A Quince bush with the bare naked Crepe Myrtles in the background.
In the summer a weed, in the winter, a flower!
This picture was taken on the spur of the moment as I was stepping over a brick wall at a church cemetery. I love the detail of the leaves. There is no telling how far these leaves traveled on the wind to land here because there is no oak tree nearby that I can remember.
One more close up of the Quince blooms!
Isn't it amazing that some kind of color can be found in the outdoors year round, if you take the time to look closely?