nandinaRight now it is winter where I live and anyone who knows me knows I prefer warmer weather.  I love it when the flowers are blooming, the leaves are out, and the world is alive with color.

Winter has a quieter beauty.  You notice the bones and structure of trees without their leaves.  It is the time of year that evergreens show their stuff.  One evergreen that grows very well in my area is the nandina.  This is the one in my front yard and this time of year it treats me to a blaze of color with its vibrant berries.  Just beautiful.