I have lots of trees in my yard and am very thankful for them in the horrible heat of summertime. But, in the winter after the leaves have fallen, I love the way the sunlight streams through my windows.
So far, we've had several mornings that were around freezing temperatures. My Martha Gonzales antique rose bush doesn't seem to mind that it's really, really cold. Maybe the heat from my house helps keep it a little warmer.
Whatever the reason, I really love seeing these beautiful red rose blooms when everything else is struggling to survive the cold.