Already it feels like a long, cold winter here on our little island.
Snow, sleet, icy winds, drenching rain....
Winter is when I remember to take my Vitamin D, I think fond thoughts of our life in sunnier WA where it felt like I never wore socks (let alone purple ugg boots) and I plan holidays.
I read books, I make soup and I miss my garden...so sodden, muddy and dull.
Today though the sun made its way through the felted grey clouds and I went for a wander.
I pruned a couple of roses, pulled out some stinky onion weed and I found treasures.
~the first little grape hyacinths (with their frilly bloomers)
~hellebores thriving in the back corner where we quickly thrust them all as the builders moved in
~ the last of the snow drops
~climate change jonquils (surely they're getting earlier)
And I dream about spring.