January has been a bleak month, and I can't say I'm sorry to see it come to a close. Thankfully there are a few (seriously, few) spots of color and life in the yard to help assuage the seasonal doldrums.
The first crocuses are blooming. I planted these two years ago:
Pansies do well for us in the winter. In fact, pansies and ornamental cabbages are about all you can find at garden centers now.
Holly berries are starting to fade:
This camellia, while admittedly on its last leg, has been quite impressive, blooming since October!
I enjoy watching birds through the window on quiet weekend mornings, in PJs still with a warm cup of coffee. This cardinal in a ginkgo was taken through the window at full zoom.
Her mate is always hogging the feeder. Can't you tell by his heft?