I am pretty good at delayed gratification and could easily have been one of those children in the famed psychology test who could safely resist the challenge of being left alone with a marshmallow with the promise of a larger … Continue reading
It has been a strange fortnight, beginning as it did with Christmas Day on a Monday; with leap years, I think this must be the first Christmas since I finished work that has fallen on a Monday and somehow it … Continue reading
For the last 4 years I have been counting the numbers of blooms in the garden on Boxing day, with the following results: 2013 18 2014 28 2015 37 2016 14 This year there are 28 (not including roses which … Continue reading
Shortest day, On the cusp Of a new year; Tardy sun Heaves herself Over the horizon, Relieved That from today It will get easier. Precious Extra minutes Will soon illuminate The winter garden, Highlighting Seasonal treasures: Snowdrops Cornus, Witch hazel, … Continue reading
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Yesterday’s weather forecast, for heavy snow all morning from 5.00am or so and light snow for the rest of the day, proved correct, giving us 3″ by mid morning and a gradual increase since then. Tomorrow, although dry, will see … Continue reading
Yesterday morning brought the unexpected sight of thick flakes of snow swirling around outside and settling where they fell. Despite continuing for at least an hour this was the full extend of the covering and although temperatures barely rose above … Continue reading