I was so pleased to come back to nice weather in ny. I got to go into the garden today and clean up a bit. things grew under the snow! the lamb's ear expanded, and a crop of new succulants placed themselves in between the dried stems of the sedums. the lavender is purplish green and huge.
neesha zollinger talks about the opposites of expansion and contraction, as they work in the body, and as they relate to the changing seasons. summer is a time of expansion, as winter is a time of focusing inward and reserving energy. I could see how the plants reserved energy under the snow blanket, in preparation for the coming warm weather.