Winter pares away details, and renders things simple and clear, like a Japanese wood cut. This is the melia tree, that I watched shedding its leaves. Now only these little gold berries are left.

And here’s the jade plant, a mass of flowers, but simple in its shape against the backdrop of the flax.
I’m finding beauty in bareness this winter, and letting my life become as simple as the season.

Be content with what you have, rejoice in the way things are.  When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.  ~Lao Tzu