I happened to come across some photos I took last Spring of our front garden. That really got me dreaming of Spring. I love the fresh colors of the Japanese maple leaves during Spring. The bright colors of Fall can be quite spectacular too, so for some its hard to say which is the best season. But, the most drastic garden contrast is by far Winter and Spring. Like a home improvement show that shows before and after transformations, I thought it might be fun to show Spring and Winter transformations. Maybe you will share some of your photos too. Here is my front yard durring Spring and how it looks now from some photos I took the other morning in Winter from our front windows: Quite drastic. If you would like to see larger, higher quality versions of these photos, you can see them on my Flickr page- http://www.flickr.com/photos/japanesemaplegarden/ Please share your Spring / Winter transformation photos.