After a night of sub-zero temperatures I went out after breakfast with my camera looking for frosty things to photograph, and came back with some lovely examples of frost on heuchera, sedum, geum and various ferns, as well as ice patterns in the rainwater that had collected in the wheelbarrow. I also checked on my mahonia to offer my apologies after having felt guilty reading Patient Gardener‘s post last night. I was pleased to have the chance to photograph yet another lovely ‘Zéphirin Drouhin’ bloom, only this time in December, but it wasn’t till I came to edit and crop my pictures ready for this post that I could see just how beautiful the rose was. It was if it had been dipped in egg white and sugar, ready to grace the simplest and finest wedding cake – stunning! None of the other pictures are worth showing.
It wasn’t long after taking the photos and moving onto other things that I suddenly realised how different I felt. I’m not suggesting it was sudden, but I know I wasn’t myself when I went to bed and had already determined not to do my usual Tuesday energetic activity today, but perhaps I woke up feeling better. And I don’t just mean physically better – it was a complete and utter transformation of every aspect, from the physical through psychological, emotional, mental and spiritual. I had my spark back – I was me again – and I was instantly was raring to go! One mojo, safely returned – thank you.