Douglas Fir (plant seekers)
Finding Rose Hearts

A Pearl in the Rose Garden

Winter Rose Garden
 I must go seek some dew-drops here,

And hang a pearl in every cowslip's ear.

~William Shakespeare


I had no idea I'd be hanging a pearl in the garden when I purchased this $10 Christmas ornament. The lattice squares called for a bauble, and I thought why not? The sphere, hanging there for about four years now, has definitely taken on a garden ornament persona. I was happy to catch it white with frost during December's cold weather.

The top photograph was taken from our living room window, condensation blurs the bottom third.