It’s plain and simple. Once you hit the shortest day of the year, every day after that brings just a little bit more light and takes us ever so closer back to Spring.
Hail the Winter Solstice! Here comes the Sun!
In honor of The Solstice, (and actually not having much to do with The Solstice), I will share a photo of my dark purple Oxalis plant, Oxalis regnellii atropurpurea (otherwise known as the Purple Shamrock) which happens to make me feel rather happy (especially in winter). I suppose this should be discussed in March, but I am marking the official arrival of Winter by leaning towards Spring, celebrating the beginning of the lengthening of days.
This Oxalis makes pink flowers. During the day, with leaves spread open like giant lucky clovers, it leans towards the light. At night the leaves fold over to sleep in vampire cloaks, large burgundy moths against the window.
Happy Holidays to all……………..