Caught Out

After a rushed morning of swimming and Pilates, then meeting ex-colleagues for lunch, (flood diversions delaying all journeys of course) I had just settled down with a cup of tea and slice of swiss-roll-with-lemon-curd-filling when Elder Daughter rang, and before I knew it was dark and I had not yet taken a blog picture….caught out!

I replenished my tea and caught up with other blogs and comments, pondering what tack to take, but certainly feel I must mention Lead up the Garden Path‘s current post with Pauline’s lovely photos of  her current blooms, including the first snowdrop, hellebore and primrose. I know all of these can surprise us before Christmas, but Christmas is AGES off, of course, and it is so nice to see these blooms and remind ourselves that Spring is only a few months away. I must admit I am still finding it strange to be picking raspberries at the end of November, although in their first season this is perhaps a fluke that won’t be repeated. Perhaps a little early are the buds just developing on this Sarcococca humilis (photo taken for GBFD but not used) or Christmas box, a plant that really flummoxed me when I first came across it in a public park in the centre of our town – I could smell it but couldn’t work out where the smell was coming from:

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6 Responses to Caught Out

  1. croftgarden says:

    How decadent – your leisure pursuits, raspberries in November or the anticipation of the perfume of Sarcococca humilis? À la recherche du temps perdu !

  2. paulinemulligan says:

    I went and had a look at my Sarcococca this morning, hoping to photograph it if it was in flower, but the buds were too tighly closed, will save it for next time. Once again, I have to thank you for the link Cathy.

    • Cathy says:

      Once I knew how to introduce links it has become such a useful tool (well, I know I click on other people’s links so I assume sometimes they will click on mine!) – and your post had such inspiring pictures yesterday that I felt it ought to be shared as widely as possible.

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