By Johna Till Johnson
Last week I did something I’ve been meaning to do for a while: I went to Maggie’s Magic Garden to take a few photos.
Vlad and I had passed this space many times. It’s a community garden, a small, open plot of land surrounded by buildings. As the seasons changed, it provided a lovely glimpse of nature amidst the urban setting.
So I was curious to see what I’d find in midwinter, after the first few snowfalls of the year. I don’t know what I expected, but it wasn’t what I found: Christmas in February!
My favorite part of the Christmas decorations was the homemade creche, with what looked like a bedsheet draping over the figurines. (Also note the angled angel over the manger.)
And there were more secular decorations as well…
Alas, I wasn’t able to get into the garden to explore—despite the sign, it was closed when I visited. But it clearly lives up to its description: Magical indeed. I’ll be back there in the spring, to see what magic is afoot then!