i’ve decided. two hollies in front of the house. years of doubt and desperation bring solitude and resignation at “that which is”. i love holly- it means being always “new”, steadfast deeply green, even in the coldest of winters. their deep color offsets impending blankets of snow. their colors herald christmas. and their red berries give snack time to visiting birds who make seek respite in the cold. they may not be material for design magazines, but they will bring function, enjoyment, beauty and interest where before there was doubt before decision.