Look at those poor little leaves! All folded and closed off, hiding from the bitter winter winds, they are, the poor dears!
I'd grab them a blanket to warm them up a bit, but I don't suppose even Hagid* has one big enough for my Rhodo hedge.
This is how the normal leaf looks like on a warm, sunny day--the flowers don't look too shabby either. Oh, so much happier...just like me when I'm in the sun!
Makes me wish for...you guessed it...
*Hagrid, as any Harry Potter enthusiast could tell you, is Harry's half-giant pal. I imagine one of his sweaters could cover half my rhodos...on the north side of the house, which does nothing for all the others!
** Sorry for yelling.