It has been so cold and grey on the coast this week! And even though it is Compost Week here at Sweet Holliw Almanac, I can’t stand to leave a picture of my pile up as the lead photo. There’s a reason my pile is out behind a stand of redwoods! Here are some happy winter color photos to brighten the day instead: my hellebores blooming, and my gorgeous potted purple ornamental kale on the porch. Somehow the cold seems to make the purple brighter. Maybe that’s just me.