It is a pleasure at that time of the year to walk in the garden and still enjoy bright colors, and seeing the bees buzzing around.



My weekly winter ritual is to harvest and dry mainly calendula, yarrow and comfrey.



Winter is also a time of decay.



Our beautiful Zinnias, who were queens of our summer and autumn are now decaying and transforming to seeds



I am reminded of the beauty of each part of the cycles, each part playing their important role for the equilibrium of nature and life.

As we are part of nature, we need to remember – as the flower returns to seed and dormancy, us too human, need to come back to our essence and stillness.