“Deux femmes assises dans un jardin” (two women sitting in a garden), France, between 1859 and 1910, by Eugène Trutat, via Bibliothèque de Toulouse Commons on flickr.
On this clipped green throne, she could take in the sun and still be protected from the chilly winter or early spring breezes.
We can make do with so little, just the hint
of warmth, the slanted light.
— Molly Fisk, from “Winter Sun“
Right now — at midmorning in Stuttgart — it’s 59°F. Our high today is predicted to be only 69°,with all-day clouds and intermittent rain.
It’s been this way since last week, and it looks like summer will not return until next Wednesday.
But yesterday about 5:30 p.m., I caught a few minutes of sun shining through my little arrangement of miniature roses, spirea, and wild strawberries.
An hour later, it was raining.