And the Viburnum bodnatense 'Dawn' has been blooming for weeks now and will bloom for many more, clusters of pink buds silhouetted fragrantly against the sky. . .
Shoots are shooting bravely and greenly into the cold sunny air . . .
and even the darker, more predictable denizens of the winter garden
benefit from a little illumination . . .
Yet even with all these beauties right in my backyard, I'm packing my bag and Pater and I are heading off Wednesday morning to . . . .