Day 334: Something Beautiful—The Winter Garden-Part 1

Something Beautiful is a self-imposed initiative to find a visual feast for each day of the year.

red twig-mt muchWhen I was a young farm kid in 4-H, flower arranging was one of the projects I found very creative. That was the first time I saw the subtle colors of fall and winter and learned that their was beauty in barren branches. I’ve put some thought into the seasons of my garden and when bushes went on sale, I bought beautiful red twig dogwoods. Four of them. Three years ago, I looked for them at the end of the season, but they were gone. Instead I bought another type of dogwood for their chartreuse twigs. The red twig keeps its color longer. I still have some I harvested from the roadside before I left Wisconsin four years ago.

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About vbassoc

Donna Van Bogaert is a researcher and consultant in the field of cognitive styles, health communication, and organizational communication and behavior. Her business, Van Bogaert & Associates, Inc., specializes in cognitive-based coaching, management consulting, and leadership development. When the winds are blowing her way, she travels and talks about workplace potential and creative problem solving. In another life, Donna sings jazz. For a very long time, she fronted two 18-piece big bands —All That Jazz (Madison, WI) and The Gardenia Big Band (Rockford, IL). She currently resides in Cincinnati, Ohio where, in a third parallel universe, she leads a media branch of a national research institute. Mostly she has returned to painting, poetry, and plotting the next chapter of her life.
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