I had to clean off my car three times yesterday. Now that seems a little excessive, universe. Once I did get the car cleaned off and I hit the road I had to admit that the winter world looked pretty, just like a post card. After all snow is just solid water. If we didn’t have to shovel it I might like it a lot better. I also must admit that we are not having a ridiculous amount of snow in my neighborhood this year. The snow banks are not taller than our cars which they sometimes are. But I do find myself longing for a less austere beauty, something a bit more colorful and warm. So today I am presenting you and me with some lovely gardens that we can look at, admire, pretend we are walking in to the delight of our senses.