Winter's three gardens

"From December to March, there are for many of
us three gardens: 
the garden outdoors, 
the garden of pots and bowls in the house, 
and the garden of the mind's eye."

--  Katherine S. White

The writer was an editor at The New Yorker, a celebrated writer on gardens -- especially about her garden in Brooklin, Maine -- the husband of  the late celebrated essayist and children's book author E.B. White; the mother of Roger Angell, the still-working writer (especially on baseball and, increasingly in his old age, a superb memoirist) and a beloved Maine boatbuilder, the late Joel White.

Mr. Angell said of his mother: "As an editor, she was maternal and as a mother she was editorial.''