From here, it looks like a lovely winter dream. But I do understand your feelings - take comfort, spring is on it's way :^)
I'm surprised you can grow anything at all in your garden with all those deer around! It's not an easy land, but it looks beautiful in photos :)
Janis: I needed your perspective. It is beautiful and spring will come. Hugs.Francesca: They only come in the winter. I feel so sorry for them. Totally desperate, digging around our quite modest -when it comes to nutrion - garden.