Travel Theme: Winter


When I read Alisa’s latest post announcing “Winter” as her weekly travel theme I knew I wanted to wait until December 21st and take a photo of the first day of winter.   December 20th brought our first snowfall of the year but we were still officially in Fall so I waited… Of course today has been a very stereotypical winter day here in the Pacific Northwest with thick cloud cover, light rain and very little daylight.  The snow is gone and I was left without a clear winter-like image for this post.

Finally I decided look for one of our winter blooming Sarcococca hoping to find some early flowers.  If you look closely at the center of this photo you might be able to see the tiny white buds beginning to form surrounded by the larger berries.  In a few weeks this shrub will produce a beautiful scent and if the weather permits we will be outside to enjoy it.

Posted as part of Alisa’s Weekly Travel Theme:  Winter

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21 thoughts on “Travel Theme: Winter

  1. Great shot and the nice thing is that this is the shortest day of the year and from now on the days start getting longer.


  2. Love this lush feeling in the photo, its buds, berries and raindrops. I do not know this bush/tree at all, but would like to know more about it. I love the scent of flowers and it would be marvellous in the middle of December!


    1. I love how this plant grows so easily in low light conditions, never shows frost damage in winter and blooms every year. There are several different varieties and I’ll bet a few are perfect for your growing conditions! When it finishes blooming my Daphne is ready to flower so these two plants get me through the worst of our winter weather.


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