Tiny cowslips in the garden on Christmas Eve. Just what is going on here?
The view through my windscreen as I sat in a car park. It has its own kind of beauty.
Christmas tree in the rain at the Bodleian Library, Oxford.
Not the best photographs, as I didn’t want to get my phone wet! But I think there’s a mood to them.
Fleeting sunshine today. A trip out was planned, but abandoned suddenly. I took the camera into the garden instead. Watery sunlight pointed out some brown, lacy hydrangeas:
Yesterday I upturned a plant pot to empty it in preparation for new planting in spring. The compost had held its shape, steadied by a network of roots: gleaming, smooth and rich – like a plum pudding.
I’ll be planting this soon: a small cowslip plant to replace the one that disappeared last year. A wonderful fresh green, to offset the greys and browns which dominate the garden now.
Something to look forward to!
Finding my feet again after a fearsome flu-type virus.
Hoping for a happy and peaceful New Year – for everyone!
I took these last Sunday in the Peak District. How the weather can change in a week! Today: grey, raw, sleet and general murk. Just shows how we should make the most of things while we can.