If you've been reading my blog for awhile, you know that I always dread the dreary winter months and that I always look forward to the flowers of spring! My home gardens are bleak since our killing frost, although because the flowers are gone, everything has been neatly trimmed and the beds are cleaned up in preparation for spring. This past week-end, a visit to the Oregon coast revealed a pleasant surprise --- one of God's little gifts! Beautiful flowers in full bloom --- were in a garden bed near the ocean shore. What a lovely surprise for a winter day!