Haiku: In The Nooks And Crannies

Though we’re in the season of austerity (including frigid temperatures, snow, and frost), tough little plants like this purple deadnettle find ways to survive…and even thrive. Nestled into a protective opening in a stone wall, the plant is sheltered from the biting wind and the rock serves as thermal mass, soaking up the morning sunshine. It has reminded me that as it finds simple – but effective – ways to meet its needs, so can I.