Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Happy New Year

Just when I thought it was safe to spend a few more evenings by the fire with a pile of seed catalogues, cosily engaged in some armchair gardening, my computer is bombarding me with ambitious suggestions of jobs that could be tackled in the garden in January. I don’t have a blanket of snow as an excuse but fortunately rain is forecast and gale force winds are gathering pace, so, until I have narrowed down my seed choices to a realistic selection, I am content to hunker down and contemplate the emerging winter growth at a distance.

"To me the meanest flower that blows can give
Thoughts that do often lie too deep for tears".
William Wordsworth

Image from The Painted Garden a Year in Words and Watercolours, Running Press

1 comment:

  1. Happy New Year Mary. Yes I would stay inside for a little longer too although I can't help feeling like my bulbs are showing very early this year? Roll on spring flowers :) Beautiful paintings.


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