Winter is approaching. The temperature overnight will be 4c and and my daughter said it snowed as she was driving home from the foothills. The only flower that’s still blooming in my garden is this hydrangea. The funny thing is I was planning to cut it down; it only had a few measly flowers last summer. It survived my pruning sheers and now, with most plants turning brown, this hydrangea is the queen of the neighbourhood. Total strangers have been walking up to it, tresspassing our driveway, perhaps checking if it’s plastic or spray painted. I am glad that it makes them smile at a time we all prepare for another long, white winter.