Today's Flowers: Alive and Duning Well
These hardy leaves were enduring the winter quite well on the dunes of North Topsail Beach--minus a leaf or two. The dunes looked like giant sheets of ice cream cake. They were smooth as could be and very hard.
Though there was no snow in North Carolina, Christina Rossetti's hymn "In the Bleak Midwinter" came to mind while I was on the beach:
In the bleak midwinter, frosty wind made moan,
Earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone;
Snow had fallen, snow on snow, snow on snow,
In the bleak midwinter, long ago.
Sing on and you find marvelous wonders emerge from that bleakness.