One snowy cold spring day a gentleman came by the greenhouse to visit. He was newly retired and needed some help designing a few gardens. We talked of rock gardens and perennials. I asked him to come back in about a month, some perennials would be out from under cover by then.
He came back and purchased a wide variety of perennials. I gifted him some Phlox subulata that was struggling to look good enough to sell.
He returned one day, with a gift for me. A tiny pair of handmade snowshoes that he enjoyed making in the evenings while watching TV. They are a one of a kind ornament..that reminds me of retired people, Phlox sublata and that one kindness often leads to another:)
** Our tree is not up yet, this photo was taken last year..we still have time!